SECTION 9.DECLARATION OF WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
The municipal government shall declare terrestrial, wetlands and/or aquatic areas as wildlife sanctuary wherever possible in its area of jurisdiction. This serves as habitat for migratory and endemic birds and other wildlife species in the locality. The duly declared sanctuaries shall be maintained and conserved by the municipal government and be supported by the Municipality in collaboration with DENR and BFAR and other government agencies and NGOs, POs and stakeholders.
SECTION 10. DECLARATION OF A CLOSE OR OPEN SEASON FOR HUNTING
The Municipal Government shall closely coordinate with the DENR on whether or not hunting of a certain wildlife species shall be allowed within the Municipality or in selected areas pursuant to RA 9147.Nobody is allowed to conduct wildlife hunting without appropriate permit issued by the DENR. A close season for hunting in a certain prescribed period of the year may be determined through intensive wildlife biology research to assure regeneration and restocking of endemic wildlife species in the locality.
SECTION 11. BRINGING PARTNERSHIPS INTO GOOD WETLAND PRACTICES
The Municipal Government shall institutionalize and formulate policies and strategies on “Adopt-A-Wetlands Program”. This shall promote partnerships among private and public entities in close coordination with the DENR-PAWB. The program shall be supportive of the missions being advocated by Wetlands International and RAMSAR Convention “to sustain and restore wetlands, their resources and biodiversity for the future generations through research, information exchange and conservation activities”.
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY WATERSHED AREA DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
SECTION 1.IDENTIFICATION AND DELINEATION OF WATERSHED AREAS
The LGU concerned shall identify, delineate and establish Community Watershed Areas in their respective areas of jurisdiction in close coordination with the DENR and in accordance with the applicable provisions of DENR-DILG joint Memorandum Circular No. 98-01 and 2003-01, and other related issuances.
SECTION 2. WATERSHED AREAS CLASSIFICATION
The watershed areas identified and delineated shall be classified into medium, small and micro watersheds based on the extent of administrative coverage areas and location, institutional coordinating agency, type and scope of watershed management divide.
SECTION 3.SCOPE AND COVERAGE
All identified and established watershed areas including their river basins must follow processes as required by the DENR-DILG joint Memorandum Circular 98-01 and 2003-01 and all related issuances.
SECTION 4. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIES, AND APPROACHES
All proclaimed watershed areas shall be managed on a sustained yield and multiple use management schemes.
Management strategies shall conserve and enhance the watershed resources to protect the environment and provide goods and services for the enhancement of the quality of life in the local community. The strategies are grouped into preventive and remedial measures and policy formulation.
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