Saturday,February 9, 2019

Threatened Species

As a party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival, the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources with the help of experts has taken conservation measures and issued several policies to avoid species extinction. Philippine wildlife species categorized under several conservation status are already included in the CITES appendixes to regulate their trading. In support of the conservation initiatives and to regulate wildlife trading with other CITES parties several policies and department orders were issued:


Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Conservation Act of 2001

Department Administrative Order no.2004-15 establishing the List of Terrestrial Threatened Species and their categories and other wildlife species pursuant to RA 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001

Department Administrative Order no.2007-01 establishing the National List of Threatened Philippine Plants and their categories

Department Administrative Order no.200724 establishing the National List of Threatened Philippine Plants and their categories

Department Administrative Order no.2017-11 the Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Plants and their categories

Link to Policies Page


  • The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi )

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List of Threatened Fauna