Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 04-226
RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE LIST OF THREATENED TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE WILDLIFE SPECIES IN PALAWAN AND OTHER CATEGORIES, AND THE LIST OF OTHER WILDLIFE SPECIES PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9147, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE WILDLIFE RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND PROTECTION ACT OF 2001.”
WHEREAS, on July 30,2001, Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the “Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act of 2001” was enacted to conserve the country’s wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainability;
WHEREAS, Section 4 thereof defined the respective jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resourcs (DENR) as implementing agencies over the terrestrial and aquatic species of wildlife in the country and expressly provides that in the Province of Palawan jurisdiction conferred to DENR and DA is vested with thePalawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611;
WHEREAS, in the special meeting on 12 September 2003 the pCSD passed Resolution No. 03-216, approving the joint DENR-DA-PCSD Administrative Order No. 1 entitled “Joint Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) pursuant to Republic 9147”, which is now as PCSD Administrative Order No. 9;
WHEREAS, Rule 4.2 of the aforementioned joint implementing rules and regulations provides that the “PCSD pursuant to RA 7611 and Section 4 of RA 9147 shal exercise jurisdiction over all wildlife species found in the Province of Palawan, in accordance with the paramount objectives stated in RA 7611 to conserve the specis and protect their habitats, consistent with existing national policies on wildlife conservation, management and utilization such as, but not limited to Republic Act No.8550 or the Fisheries Code of 1998, Republic Act No. 8485 or the Animal Welfare Act of 1998, and Republic Act No. 7586 or the NIPAS Act of 1992;
WHEREAS, Rule 22.1 thereof further provides that the DENR, DA and PCSD sahal in the interim continue to implement the existing national list of threatened species without subsequent listing of threatened species based on revised or updated national criteria:
WHEREAS, there is a need to establish the list of threatened terrestrial and marine wildlife in Palalwan for the guidance of all concerned and in compliance with Sections 4 and 22 of Republic Act No. 9147;
WHEREFORE, upon the motion duly seconded, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby adopted, the list of threatened terrestrial and marine wildlife species in Palawan and their categories, and the list of other wildlife species, as contained in Annex “A” hereof and made integral part of this resolution.
RESOLVED FINALLY, that copies of this resolution be furnished the DENR, DA and other agencies concerned for their information and guidance.
ADOPTED AND APPROVED this 27th day of February 2004 in Quezon City.
I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the above-quoted resolution.
WINSTON G. ARZAGA
REP. VICENTE A. SANDOVAL