Regional Wildlife Management Committee Organized

          The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office IX thru its Law Enforcement Division in its innovative strategy to strengthen Biodiversity conservation measures has organized the Regional Wildlife Management Committee (RWMC) yesterday (September 28, 2017) here in Zamboanga City.

                     The organization of the RWMC which is the first in the region shall serve as a technical advisory panel and shall conduct review and final evaluation on the application of Wildlife Farm Permits, Wildlife Collector’s Permit and Wildlife Special Use Permit.

            Under Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act Sections 7 and 8, wildlife collections, operation of wildlife farm or wildlife collections for scientific purposes both endemic and exotic shall be allowed and regulated provided that they first secure the necessary permits from the DENR.

            Dr. Reynaldo Navacilla of Protect Wildlife, a USAID funded Non-Government Organization, conducted the basic orientation anchoring on Department Administrative Order No. 2004-055 dated August 31, 2004 also known as Streamlining/Procedural Guidelines pursuant to the Joint DENR-DA-PCSD Implementing Rules and Regulation of RA 9147.

            According to DAO 2004-O55, the RWMC shall be composed of DENR Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services, Environment Management Bureau, Forest Management Bureau, Other Government Agencies and Local Scientists.

            Invited to attend were representatives from the Office of the Community Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) of this city, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology, Department of Tourism, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Science and Technology, Office of the City Veterinarian and Office of the City Agriculture.

            The RWMC agreed to conduct regular meetings and to streamline the deliberation process so as to facilitate smoothly all wildlife permit applications.


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