Republic of the Philippines
PALAWAN COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
(R.A. 7611)
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

PCSD RESOLUTION NO. 05-247

“A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO OPEN THE PCSD WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND ACCOUNT AND PROVIDING FOR THE GUIDELINES IN THE COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS DERIVED FROM FEES AND OTHER INCOMES FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9147”

WHEREAS, Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, was passed for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainability;

WHEREAS, Section 4 thereof provides that in the Province of Palawan, jurisdiction over all terrestrial plant and animal species, all turtles and tortoises and wetland species, including but not limited to crocodiles, water birds and all amphibians and dugong, and all declared aquatic critical habitats, all aquatic resources including but not limited to all fishes, aquatic plants, invertebrates and all marine mammals, is vested to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development pursuant to Republic Act. No. 7611;

WHEREAS, Section 29 thereof established a Wildlife Management Fund as a special account in the National Treasury which shall finance rehabilitation or restoration of habitats affected by acts in violation of RA 9147 and support scientific research, enforcement and monitoring activities, as well as enhancement of capabilities of relevant agencies;

WHEREAS, the Joint DENR-DA-PCSD Administrative Order No. 01, otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9147 was promulgated to prescribe the procedures and guidelines for the implementation of the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act;

WHEREAS, Rule 29.1 thereof provides that a Wildlife Management Fund shall each be established by the DENR, the DA and the PCSD;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the abovementioned law, order and rule, there is a need to open a separate PCSD Wildlife Management Trust Fund and to formulate the guidelines in the collection and utilization of fees to be derived from the registration of wildlife resources under Section 26, RA 9147 and other incomes from the implementation of Wildlife Act;

WHEREFORE, on motion duly seconded, the Council resolves, as it is hereby RESOLVED, to authorize, as the Executive Director is hereby authorized, to open a separate PCSD Wildlife Management Trust Fund Account with the Land Bank of the Philippines and authorizing the Executive Director to designate the signatories thereof; Resolved further, that the council adopts, as it is hereby adopted, the guidelines in the collection and disbursement of the subject trust funds as provided in Annex “A”, attached hereto as integral part of this resolution;

Resolved finally, that the Land Bank of the Philippines Puerto Princesa Branch be furnished copy of this resolution for their information and guidance.

Adopted and approved this 1st day of April 2005 in Puerto Princesa City.

I hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of the foregoing resolution.


NELSON P. DEVANADERA
Secretary
APPROVED FOR THE COUNCIL:

ABRAHAM KAHLIL B. MITRA
Chairman