What are the penalty of RA 9147?

What are the penalty of RA 9147?

Under RA 9147, the penalty depends not only on the act committed but also on the conservation status of the wildlife. The highest penalties are imposed on those guilty of killing critically endangered wildlife—jail term of six years and one day to 12 years and/or payment of fine ranging from P100,000 to P1 million.

What laws protect endangered species?

The US Endangered Species Act
The US Endangered Species Act (ESA) is our nation’s most effective law to protect at-risk species from extinction, with a stellar success rate: 99% of species listed on it have avoided extinction.

What is ra9147?


What is the importance of RA 9147?

RA 9147 regulates the collection and trade of wildlife, especially protecting threatened or exotic species under domestic law pursuant to international conventions. RA 11038 aims to establish a legal basis for local communities and other stakeholders to participate in the management and protection of protected areas.

What are the 4 main provisions of the Endangered Species Act?

The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) prohibits importing, exporting, taking, possessing, selling, and transporting endangered and threatened species (with certain exceptions).

What happens if you violate the Endangered Species Act?

A criminal violation may result in imprisonment and a fine of up to $50,000. A civil violation of a major provision may result in a $25,000 fine (knowing violation) or a $12,000 fine. A violation of a minor provision, permit, or regulation may incur a $500 fine.

Why is RA 9147 important?

The following are the objectives of RA 9147: to conserve and protect wildlife species and their habitats to promote ecological balance and enhance biological diversity; to regulate the collection and trade of wildlife; to initiate or support scientific studies on the conservation of biological diversity.

What are the illegal acts under RA 9147?

Illegal Acts under RA 9147 – Unless otherwise allowed in accordance with this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to willfully and knowingly exploit wildlife resources and their habitats, or undertake the following acts; a. killing and destroying wildlife species, except in the following instances;

What was the Republic Act no.9147 of 2001?

Approved on July 30, 2001: An Act providing for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats, appropriating finds therefor and for other purposes

What does Republic Act no.9147 say about wildlife?

– Local transport of wildlife, by-products and derivatives collected or possessed through any other means shall be authorized unless the same is prejudicial to the wildlife and public health. Sec. 11. Exportation and/or Importation of Wildlife.

What does Republic Act no.7611 mean?

In the Province of Palawan, jurisdiction herein conferred is vested to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development pursuant to Republic Act No. 7611. Sec. 5. Definition of Terms. As used in the Act, the term: (b) “By-product or derivatives” means any part taken or substance extracted from wildlife, in raw or in processed form.