Saturday,February 9, 2019

Policies

Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation

The Philippines has issued several milestone policies in the effort to support the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) – with the objective of mainstreaming biodiversity down to the lowest local government unit and across all sectors of the country. Some of these are the following:

General Appropriation Act (GAA) FY 2019 – Section 43

All agencies of the government shall ensure protection of biological diversity is integrated and mainstreamed into their programs and projects

  1. General Appropriations Act of 2018 – Section 40 has a salient provision for biodiversity conservation stated as follows:
    All agencies of the government shall ensure that protection of biological diversity is integrated and mainstreamed into their development programs and projects.

GENERAL PROVISIONS FISCAL YEAR 2018 (GAA)

2. Executive Order No. 578  (November 2006)

Establishing the National Policy on Biological Diversity, prescribing its implementation throughout the country, particularly in the Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecosystem and the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor.

 3. Department Administrative Order 2016-12 which calls for the adoption of the Philippine Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (PBSAP) 2015-2028, directing the “integration of the Philippine Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation in the sectoral plans, programs and projects of the National Government Agencies”.

Policy Title
RA 7586National Integrated Protected Areas System
RA 11308Expanded National Integrated Protected Area System
RA 9147 Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act
RA 9072 National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act
DAO 2004-15National List of Threatened Species of Fauna (issued May 22, 2004)
DAO 2007-01National List of Threatened Philippine Plants (issued January 22, 2007)
DAO 2017-11 Updated National List of Threatened Philippine Plants
DAO 2007-24Amending DAO 2007-01, “Establishing the National List of Threathened Philippine Plants and their Categories and the List of other Wildlife Species” “(issued July 31, 2007)
DAO 1992-25 Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992.
DAO 2008-26 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992.
DAO 2003-29 Implementing Rules and Regulation of the RA No.9072
EO 533 s 2006Adopting Coastal Management as National Strategy to Ensure the Sustainable Developoment of the Country’s Coastal and Marine Environment and Resources and Establishing Supporting Mechanisms for its Implementation
EO 578s 2006Establishing the National Policy on Biological Diversity Prescribing its Implementation Throughout the Country, particularly in the Sulu Sulawesi Marine Ecosystem and the Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor
EO 774 s 2008Reorganizing the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change