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“
- 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”.
For the development and management of ecosystems and the protection and conservation of wildlife, the Philippines has formulated the following policies: