Special Agreement For Protected Areas

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Palaui Island, in Cagayan Province, one of the country`s more than 200 protected areas. Individuals, groups and businesses can again apply for a Special Use Of Protected Areas (Sapa) agreement after the suspension of the exhibition is lifted, Environment Minister Roy Cimatu announced on Friday. “Currently, the use of some protected areas in our country does not have a General Management Planning Strategy (GMPS), as signed in Rule 10 of the DENR Administrative 2008-26[2], which is why even current protected areas are still destructive to human activities such as mining, quarrying, fishing, agriculture and general disregard for environmental laws. This is why sapa has been suspended because it is contrary to the law of the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS). Vince Cinches, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Political Activist – Philippines [email protected]]] > | +63 949 889 1336 In accordance with Administrative Order 2007-17 of the former Minister of the Environment, Angelo Reyes, Sapa authorizes the use of protected areas for agroforestry, ecotourism facilities, campsites, communication and energy facilities, irrigation canals, aquaculture, as well as meteorological facilities and other scientific monitoring facilities. “Let us not allow greed to reign over our constitutional right to a balanced and healthy environment. Our protected areas belong to the Filipino people, and we are only the managers of this beautiful place that is our country. It is up to future generations to still have natural places to enjoy and appreciate. But even with the granting of a Sapa, a protected area retains its status as such, with zonicity rules to ensure its regulated and limited use, said Meriden Maranan of the Property Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DENR). . .

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