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  • UNEP/CMS/Inf.10.12.71

    Philippines, CMS Report, 2011

    Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

    FORMAT FOR NATIONAL REPORT OF PARTIES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION

    OF THE CONVENTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY

    SPECIES OF WILD ANIMALS

    Reporting format agreed by the Standing Committee at its 32nd

    Meeting (Bonn, November

    2007) for mandatory use by Parties, for reports submitted to the Tenth Meeting of the

    Conference of the Parties (COP10) (Norway, 2011).

    The questions below combine elements of Resolution 4.1 (Party Reports) adopted by the Fourth

    Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Nairobi, June 1994) and Resolution 6.4 (Strategic Plan for

    the Convention on Migratory Species 2000-2005), adopted by the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of

    the Parties (Cape Town, November 1999), the COP8 Strategic Plan 2006-2011 and Resolution 8.24

    adopted by the Conference of the Parties (Nairobi 2005), as well as commitments arising from other

    operational Resolutions and Recommendations of the Conference of the Parties.

    COP Resolution 9.4 adopted at Rome called upon the Secretariats and Parties of CMS Agreements

    to collaborate in the implementation and harmonization of online reporting implementation. If the

    development of an online reporting system advances sufficiently, Parties may have the option of

    reporting in this manner. There are however no guarantees at this stage that this will be the case.

    Parties are encouraged to respond to all questions. Parties are also requested to provide comprehensive

    answers, including, where appropriate, a summary of activities, information on factors limiting action

    and details of any assistance required.

    This document has been designed with semi-automated text-form fields. Please double click on the

    grey boxes to enter the field. You can then enter the required information. Continue to do so with each

    text-field or jump to the next field directly by using the tab key. Where checkboxes are available you

    might check these with a single click.

    Please enter here the name of your country: Philippines

    Which agency has been primarily responsible for the preparation of this report?

    Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Please list any other agencies that have provided input:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 2

    I(a). General Information

    Please enter the required information in the table below:

    Party

    Date of entry into force of the

    Convention in [country name] 01 January 1994

    Period covered CY2010

    Territories to which the Convention

    applies

    DDEESSIIGGNNAATTEEDD NNAATTIIOONNAALL FFOOCCAALL PPOOIINNTT

    Full name of the institution Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Name and title of designated Focal Point Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director

    Mailing address Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    Telephone (+6 32) 924 6031-35

    Fax (+6 32) 924 0109 / 925 2123

    E-mail [email protected]

    [email protected]

    AAPPPPOOIINNTTMMEENNTT TTOO TTHHEE SSCCIIEENNTTIIFFIICC CCOOUUNNCCIILL

    Full name of the institution Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Name and title of contact officer Mr. Carlo C. Custodio

    Chief, Ecosystems Management Specialist

    Mailing address Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    North Avenue, Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City 1100

    Telephone (63 2) 925 8948; (63 2) 924 60 31 to 35, extension 207

    Fax (63 2) 925 8948

    E-mail cu[email protected]; [email protected]

    SSUUBBMMIISSSSIIOONN

    Name and Signature of officer

    responsible for submitting national report

    Name: Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director

    Address: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    Tel.: (63 2) 924 6031 to 35

    Fax: (+6 32) 924 0109 / (63 2) 925 2123

    E-mail: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Membership of the Standing Committee

    (if applicable):

    Name: Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director

    Address: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    Tel.: (63 2) 924 6031 to 35

    Fax: (+6 32) 924 0109 / (63 2) 925 2123

    E-mail: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    Competent Authority: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 3

    Relevant implemented legislation: Republic Act 9147 Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act

    Republic Act 8550 The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 “An Act

    providing for the development, management and conservation of the

    fisheries and aquatic resources, integrating all laws pertinent thereto, and for

    other purposes”

    Republic Act 7586 – National Integrated Protected Areas System Act

    Other relevant Conventions/ Agreements

    (apart from CMS) to which country name

    is a Party:

    Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on Wetlands, CITES

    National policy instruments (e.g. national

    biodiversity conservation strategy, etc.):

    National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, Philippine Biodiversity

    Conservation Priorities, Philippine Agenda 21, Philippine Development Plan

    2011-2016, Executive Order 578 - National Policy on Biodiversity

    Conservation, National Framework Plan on Climate Change, Philippine

    Strategy on Climate Change Adaptation, Executive Order 533 Adopting

    Integrated Coastal Management as Strategy in the management of marine

    and coastal areas, Environment and Natural Resources Framework Plan on

    Biodiversity,

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 4

    Please indicate whether your country is part of the following Agreements/MoU. If so, please indicate the

    competent national institution

    Wadden Sea Seals: Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    National Focal Point/Competent authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Membership of the Trilateral Seal Expert Group

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Eurobats Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    Competent authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Appointed member of the Advisory Committee

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    ASCOBANS Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    Co-ordinating authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Appointed member of the Advisory Committee

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Membership of other committees or working

    groups:

    AEWA: Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    Administrative Authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Appointed member of the Technical Committee

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    ACCOBAMS Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    National Focal Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Appointed member of the Scientific Committee

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Membership of committees or working groups:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 5

    ACAP Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    Designated Authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Membership of Advisory Committee Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Gorillas Party

    Signed but not yet entered force

    Non-party Range State

    Non Range State

    Designated Authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Siberian Crane MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Slender-billed Curlew MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent Authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Marine Turtle – Africa MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    National Contact Point Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Great Bustard MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent Authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 6

    Marine Turtle MoU - IOSEA: X Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority Name: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, DENR

    Address: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center, Quezon Ave.,

    Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

    Tel.: (632) 9258946

    Fax: (632) 9240109

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Bukhara Deer MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Aquatic Warbler MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    African Elephant MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Pacific Islands Cetaceans MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Mediterranean Monk Seal MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Dugong MoU: x Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    Name: Protected Areas and Wildlife

    Bureau (PAWB), DENR

    Address: Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife

    Center, Quezon Ave., Diliman,

    Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    National Contact Point

    Name Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director

    Address: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    Tel.: (63 2) 924 6031 to 35

    Fax: (+6 32) 924 0109 / (63 2) 925 2123

    E-mail: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]gov.phmailto:[email protected]

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 7

    Tel.: (632) 924 6031 to 35

    Fax: (632) 9240109; (632) 925 2123

    E-mail: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    West African Aquatic Mammals MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    Competent national authority

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Birds of Prey MoU : Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    High Andean Flamingos MoU: Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    National Contact Point

    Name:

    Address:

    Tel.:

    Fax:

    E-mail:

    Sharks MoU : x Signatory Non-signatory Range State Non Range State

    National Contact Point

    Name Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Director

    Address: Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center

    Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

    Tel.: (63 2) 924 6031 to 35

    Fax: (+6 32) 924 0109 / (63 2) 925 2123

    E-mail: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    ,

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 8

    1 Which other government departments are involved in activities/initiatives for the conservation of migratory species

    in your country? (Please list.)

    Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), Philippine Coast Guard,

    Department of National Defence (Philippine Navy and Philippine Marines), Department of the Interior and Local

    Government

    2 If more than one government department is involved, describe the interaction/relationship between these

    government departments:

    These agencies participate/collaborates in reporting species by-catch and strandings (especially marine species)

    and also on law enforcement.

    3 Has a national liaison system or committee been established in your country? Please provide contact information

    Yes x No

    Although there is no existing committee, DENR has jurisdiction over marine turtles and dugong among

    marine wildlife. This is based on Wildlife Act of 2001 (RA 9147) . Within the DENR system, PAWB

    (through the Pawikan Conservation Project) at the national level and the Protected Areas Wildlife Divisions

    at the regional level are the main offices responsible for policy recommesndation and in implementation of

    policies. However, this year, a technical/advisory committee on marine turtles and dugongs is planned to be

    established. The distribution of marine turtles and dugong in the Philippines makes a national liaison

    system necessary

    4 List the main non-governmental organizations actively involved in activities/initiatives for the conservation of

    migratory species in your country, and describe their involvement:

    Conservation International Philippines (CI-P) – collaborates with government agencies, local governments and

    enforcement agencies on conservation and protection of marine species and dugong in their focal areas.

    WWF Philippines – same as CI-P; conducts research on the local population of the Irrawaddy dolphin

    CERD (Center for Empowerment and Resource Development) – collaborates with the DENR particularly in

    Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur on dugong and marine turtle conservation activities

    SIKAT (Sentro sa Ikauunlad ng Katutubong Agham at Teknolohiya) – collaborates with the DENR on marine

    turtles conservation activities particularly in the province of Romblon

    Bantay Pawikan, Inc. - collaborates with DENR on marine turtle conservation activities particularly in Morong,

    Bataan

    PRRM (Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement-Bataan Chapter) – collaborates with DENR on marine turtle

    conservation activities particularly in Morong, Bataan

    Montemar Beach Club – collaborates with the DENR on marine turtles conservation activities particularly in

    Bagac, Bataan

    Phoenix Petroterminal Industrial Park - collaborates with the DENR on marine turtles conservation activities

    particularly in Calaca, Batangas

    Marine Wildlife Watch - collaborates with the DENR on marine turtles and dugong conservation activities in

    Mindanao and Palawan

    Davao Light and Power Company, Inc. – collaborates with the DENR on marine turtles in Davao City

    Wild Bird Club of the Philippines – regularly conducts bird watching tours for conservation and conducts

    advocacy campaigns. Assists in the monitoring of migratory birds Promotes ecotourism in identified migratory

    bird habitats

    4a Please provide detail on any devolved government/overseas territory authorities involved.

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 9

    5 Describe any involvement of the private sector in the conservation of migratory species in your country:

    Through Memorandum of Agreements, private sectors are also involved in conservation of migratory species in

    specific areas.

    The Land Bank of the Philippines provides financial support for the maintenance of the Las Pinas-Paranaque

    Critical Habitat located on the Manila side of Manila Bay. This is sn important site for migratory waterbirds

    6 Note any interactions between these sectors in the conservation of migratory species in your country:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 10

    I(b). Information about involved Authorities

    Identify the ministry, agency/department or organization that is responsible for leading actions relating to Appendix I species

    1 Birds DENR through PAWB

    2 Marine Mammals (Dugong) DENR through PAWB

    3 Marine Turtles DENR through PAWB

    4 Terrestrial Mammals

    5 Bats

    6 Other Taxa

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 11

    II. Appendix I species

    1. BIRDS

    1.1 General questions on Appendix I bird species

    1 Is the taking of all Appendix I bird species prohibited by the national implementing x Yes No

    legislation cited in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    1a If the taking of Appendix I bird species is prohibited by law, have any exceptions Yes x No

    been granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was notified

    to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7):

    2 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I bird species:

    By-catch x Electrocution

    Habitat destruction x Wind turbines

    Pollution

    Other (please provide details)

    2a What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    The tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) is a by-catch in lake fishery where they are caught in gill nets for fish.

    Dialogues with fisherfolks have been conducted to minimize if not eradicate the problem. Marine turtles have

    been the target of foreign fishing vessels. Their fishing boats are confiscated when apprehended. Dugong by

    catch is more problematic because of the involvement of poor fisherolks

    2b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    Some progress is being attained as reported above.

    2c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    Gentle pressure on the government not to implement or to discontinue projects that would have a negative

    impact on migratory species.

    3 What are the major threats to Appendix I bird species (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Illegal trade Poaching

    Other (please specify)

    3a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger bird species beyond actions to prevent disruption to migrating behaviour?

    Appendix I birds are mainly threatened by obstacles to migration

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    n/a

    3c Describe any factors that may limit action being taken in this regard:

    n/a

    3d What assistance, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

    n/a

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 12

    1.2 Questions on specific Appendix I bird species

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I bird species for which

    your country is considered to be a Range State. Please complete each table as appropriate, providing

    information in summary form. Where appropriate, please cross-reference to information already

    provided in national reports that have been submitted under other conventions (e.g. Convention on

    Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention, CITES). (Attach annexes as necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s) Egretta eulophotes _ Chinese egret

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Waterbirds of Asia

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing x decreasing stable not known unclear

    Note: the increase in population is not its global population but only represents an increase in the number of

    sightings in the Philippines

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research x The research is mostly done in connection with

    the annual water bird census

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x done in conjunction with the annual waterbird

    census

    Education/awareness rising x through birdwatching

    Species protection x Regular law enforcement activities

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x Done mostly within protected and other

    conservation areas

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Species name – Common Name(s) Gorsachius goisagi – Japanese night heron

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Waterbirds of Asia

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing x stable not known unclear

    The decrease in population is evidenced by very few or no sighting at all in the Philippines

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known x unclear

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 13

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x Done in conjunction with the annual water bird

    census

    Education/awareness rising

    Species protection x Part of regular law enforcement activities

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Species name – Common Name(s) Platalea minor – Black-faced spoonbill

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Waterbirds of Asia

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing x stable not known unclear

    An individual of the species has only been observed in the northernmost islands in the Philippines and also once in

    Candaba marsh in the center of the island of Luzon.

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x conducted as part of the annual water bird census

    Education/awareness rising

    Species protection x part of regular law enforcement activities

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 14

    Species name – Common Name(s) Sterna bernsteini _ Chinese crested tern

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Waterbirds of Asia

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing x stable not known unclear

    Has not been observed within the period of reporting

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x part of the annual water bird census

    Education/awareness rising

    Species protection x part of regular law enforcement activities

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I birds in general:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 15

    2. MARINE MAMMALS

    2.1 General questions on Appendix I marine mammals (the answers refer both to marine mammals in general and the dugong in particular)

    1 Is the taking of all Appendix I marine mammals prohibited by the national xYes No

    implementing legislation cited in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    1a If the taking of Appendix I marine mammals is prohibited by law, have any exceptions Yes x No

    been granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was notified

    to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7)):

    2 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I marine mammals:

    By-catch x Collision with fishing traffic

    Pollution Illegal hunting x

    Other threats to migration (please provide details)

    2a

    What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    For illegal hunting, filing case against the hunters but because most of the dugong by-catch are caused by fish

    corrals, the trapped dugong do not die and are released, unless the animal is killed by the fish corral owner or

    keeper.

    2b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    At present, only very few cases have been filed in court, the perpetrators have not been identified in most of the

    incidents.

    2c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    The Philippines has submitted a proposal to UNEP/CMS-MOU Secretariat based in Abu Dhabi, UAE for funding

    regarding the use of standardized survey questionnaire in one of the important areas in the country. Part of the

    proposal is the conduct of information campaign to enhance the awareness of the need to conserve and protect the

    species. This activity will be focused in the southern part of Mindanao.

    3 What are the major pressures on Appendix I marine mammal species (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Pollution By-catch x

    Other (please specify)

    3a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger species of marine mammal beyond actions to prevent disruption to migrating behaviour?

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    3c Describe any factors that may limit action being taken in this regard:

    3d What assistance, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 16

    2.2 Questions on specific Appendix I marine mammals

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I marine mammal

    species for which your country is considered to be a Range State. Please complete each table as

    appropriate, providing information in summary form. Where appropriate, please cross-reference to

    information already provided in national reports that have been submitted under other conventions (e.g.

    Convention on Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention, CITES). (Attach annexes as necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s) Dugong dugon - dugong

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Dugong of the Philippines: A Report of the Joint

    Dugong Research and Conservation Program. May 1995. Pawikan Conservation Project-

    Protected Areas and Wild life Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    Philippines and Toba Aquarium, Japan.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known x unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known x unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas x there are candidate sites identified for critical

    habitats.

    Monitoring x there are regular reporting of dugong by-catch and

    strandings throughout the country. In Palawan there is an established marine mammal network for rescue and

    rehabilitation

    Education / awareness rising x it is a regular activity of the DENR throughout the

    country

    Species protection x dugong is protected by the RA 9147, Wildlife Act,

    therefore killing is against the law

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection when a critical habitat is declared, habitat protection

    is included

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    No incidence of killing or stranding of dugong

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    The standardized survey questionnaire of the UNEP/CMS – MoU on Dugong will be used initially in Hinatuan,

    Surigao del Sur this year.

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I marine mammals in general:

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    3 MARINE TURTLES

    3.1 General questions on Appendix I marine turtles

    1 Is the taking of all Appendix I marine turtles prohibited by the national implementing xYes No

    legislation cited in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    1a If the taking of Appendix I marine turtles is prohibited by law, have any exceptions Yes x No

    been granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was notified

    to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7)):

    2 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I marine turtles:

    By-catch x Pollution x

    Other threats to migration (please provide details) direct capture by foreign fishers

    2a What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    Most of the marine turtle by-catch are in fish corrals, the turtles do not usually die unless the owner or keeper

    kills the animal. Cases were filed in court against persons responsible for taking or killing turtles, particularly in

    Palawan. Manila Bay is the area where most of the stranded turtles die. The cause of deaths were most probably

    pollution. The cleaning of Manila Bay including its tributaries have been a concern of the national government,

    local government units and the private sector. A national plan of action has been finalized and a number of

    regular activities have been going on. The Balabac Srait and Turtle Islands Heritage Protected Area (TIHPA) are

    the two areas where foreign poachers were usually caught. A Philippine plan of action covering the two areas

    was drafted by concerned agencies and NGOs in 2009. Philippine-Malaysia plan of action covering Balabac Srait

    and TIHPA was also drafted in 2009. This was discussed in the 7th

    Philippine-Malaysia Joint Commission

    Meeting held on 14-15 April 2011. This issue has also been discussed in the (Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines)

    Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion meetings.

    2b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    A workshop on regional cooperation to address direct capture of sea turtles was held in 2009. The participants

    were: representatives from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, SEAFDEC, and IOSEA Marine Turtle

    Secretariat. The main agenda item was information sharing and the workshop resulted to a visit by a regional

    team to Hainan, China to discuss the issue with Chinese officials.

    Enforcement activities were strengthened in Balabac Straits and in Baguan Island (one of the islands of the

    Turtle Islands)

    2c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    To encourage the Chinese and Vietnamese governments to pressure their fisherfolks to refrain from capturing

    marine turtles

    3 What are the major pressures on Appendix I marine turtles (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Collection of eggs x Predation of eggs

    Destruction of nesting beaches x

    Other (please specify)

    3a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger species of marine turtles beyond actions to prevent disruption to migrating behaviour?

    A series of consultations were held in Turtle Islands and alternative livelihood options were identified to stop

    marine turtle egg collection. Ecotourism was one of the identified livelihood options is in the process of being

    developed in the area.

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    3c Describe any factors that may limit action being taken in this regard:

    3d What assistance, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

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    3.2 Questions on specific Appendix I marine turtles

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I marine turtle species

    for which your country is considered to be a Range State. Please complete each table as appropriate,

    providing information in summary form. Where appropriate, please cross-reference to information

    already provided in national reports that have been submitted under other conventions (e.g. Convention

    on Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention, CITES). (Attach annexes as necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s) Chelonia mydas- Green Turtle (all life stages present in the country)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Cruz, R.D., 2009. Terminal Country Report on

    Tagging and Satellite Telemetry Studies in the Philippines. Pp 74-84 in: Syed Abdullah S.A.K.

    and Osama Abe (Editors) 2009. Report of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on

    Research for Stock Enhancement of Sea Turtles (Japanese Trust Fund IV Program)

    SEAFDEC-MFRDMD/RM/24.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable x not known unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable x not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research x Nesting Beach and Coral Reef Monitoring in

    Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary

    Identification and establishment of protected areas x

    Monitoring x

    Education / awareness rising x

    Species protection x

    Control hunting / poaching x

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

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    Species name – Common Name(s) Erethmochelys imbricata_Hawksbill Turtle (all life stages present in the country)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Cruz, R.D., 2009. Terminal Country Report on

    Tagging and Satellite Telemetry Studies in the Philippines. Pp 74-84 in: Syed Abdullah S.A.K.

    and Osama Abe (Editors) 2009. Report of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on

    Research for Stock Enhancement of Sea Turtles (Japanese Trust Fund IV Program)

    SEAFDEC-MFRDMD/RM/24.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear X

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable X not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas x

    Monitoring x

    Education / awareness rising x

    Species protection x

    Control hunting / poaching x

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Species name – Common Name(s) Lepidochelys olivacea_Olive Ridley Turtle (all life stages present in the country)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Cruz, R.D., 2009. Terminal Country Report on

    Tagging and Satellite Telemetry Studies in the Philippines. Pp 74-84 in: Syed Abdullah S.A.K.

    and Osama Abe (Editors) 2009. Report of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on

    Research for Stock Enhancement of Sea Turtles (Japanese Trust Fund IV Program)

    SEAFDEC-MFRDMD/RM/24.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear X

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable X not known unclear

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    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas x

    Monitoring x

    Education / awareness rising x

    Species protection x

    Control hunting / poaching x

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Species name – Common Name(s) Dermochelys coriacea_Leatherback Turtle (Philippines is a forging area for

    leatherback turtles nesting in Malaysia and Indoneisa)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Cruz, R.D., 2009. Terminal Country Report on

    Tagging and Satellite Telemetry Studies in the Philippines. Pp 74-84 in: Syed Abdullah S.A.K.

    and Osama Abe (Editors) 2009. Report of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on

    Research for Stock Enhancement of Sea Turtles (Japanese Trust Fund IV Program)

    SEAFDEC-MFRDMD/RM/24.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known X unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear X

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x

    Education / awareness rising x

    Species protection x

    Control hunting / poaching x

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

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    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Species name – Common Name(s) Caretta caretta_Loggerhead Turtle (Philippines is a forging area for loggerhead

    turtles nesting in Japan)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference: Cruz, R.D., 2009. Terminal Country Report on

    Tagging and Satellite Telemetry Studies in the Philippines. Pp 74-84 in: Syed Abdullah S.A.K.

    and Osama Abe (Editors) 2009. Report of the Third Regional Technical Consultation on

    Research for Stock Enhancement of Sea Turtles (Japanese Trust Fund IV Program)

    SEAFDEC-MFRDMD/RM/24.

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known X unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear X

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring x

    Education / awareness rising x

    Species protection x

    Control hunting / poaching x

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection x

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I marine turtles in general:

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    4 TERRESTRIAL MAMMALS (OTHER THAN BATS)

    4.1 General questions on Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats)

    1 Is the taking of all Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats) prohibited by Yes No

    the national implementing legislation cited in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    1a If the taking of Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats) is prohibited by Yes No

    law, have any exceptions been granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was notified

    to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7)):

    2 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats):

    Lack of information By-catch

    Habitat fragmentation Electrocution

    Wind turbines Poaching

    Insufficient legislation Lack of trans-boundary management

    Poor communication amongst Range States Man-made barriers

    Climate change and drought

    Other threats to migration (please provide details)

    2a What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    2b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    2c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    3 What are the major threats to Appendix I terrestrial mammals (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Lack of information Habitat fragmentation

    Poaching Insufficient legislation

    Illegal trade Other (please specify)

    3a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger species of terrestrial mammal (other than bats) beyond actions to prevent disruption to migrating

    behaviour?

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    3c Describe any factors which limit action being taken in this regard:

    3d What assistance/measures, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

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    4.2 Questions on specific Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats)

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I terrestrial mammal

    species (other than bats) for which your country is considered to be a Range State. Please complete each

    table as appropriate, providing information in summary form. Where appropriate, please cross-

    reference to information already provided in national reports that have been submitted under other

    conventions (e.g. Convention on Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention, CITES). (Attach annexes as

    necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference:

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring

    Education / awareness rising

    Species protection

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species?

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats) in general:

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    5. BATS

    5.1 General questions on Appendix I bats

    1 Is the taking of all Appendix I bats prohibited by the national implementing Yes No

    legislation cited in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    1a If the taking of Appendix I bats is prohibited by law, have any exceptions Yes No

    been granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was

    notified to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7)):

    2 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I bats:

    Vandalism of bat caves

    Other threats to migration (please provide details)

    2a What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    2b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    2c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    3 What are the major threats to Appendix I bats (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Pollution Habitat fragmentation and loss

    Other (please specify)

    3a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger species of bats beyond actions to prevent disruption to migrating behaviour?

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    3c Describe any factors that may limit action being taken in this regard:

    3d What assistance/measures, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

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    5.2 Questions on specific Appendix I bat species

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I bat species for which

    your country is considered to be a Range State. Please complete each table as appropriate, providing

    information in summary form. Where appropriate, please cross-reference to information already

    provided in national reports that have been submitted under other conventions (e.g. Convention on

    Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention, CITES). (Attach annexes as necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference:

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    2c Summarise information on trends (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    2c Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring

    Education / awareness rising

    Species protection

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I terrestrial mammals (other than bats) in general:

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    6. OTHER TAXA

    6.1 General questions on Appendix I species belonging to other taxa

    1 Identify the Ministry, agency/department, or organisation responsible for leading actions relating to Appendix I

    listed species belonging to taxa not included in sections 1-5 above:

    2 Is the taking of all Appendix I species belonging to taxa not included in Yes No

    sections 1-5 above, prohibited by the national legislation listed as being

    implementing legislation in Table I(a) (General Information)?

    If other legislation is relevant, please provide details:

    2a If the taking of Appendix I species belonging to taxa not included in Yes No

    sections 1-5 above is prohibited by law, have any exceptions been

    granted to the prohibition?

    If Yes, please provide details (Include the date on which the exception was

    notified to the CMS Secretariat pursuant to CMS Article III(7)):

    3 Identify any obstacles to migration that exist in relation to Appendix I species belonging to taxa not included in

    sections 1-5 above:

    Lack of legislation

    Other threats to migration (please provide details)

    3a What actions are being undertaken to overcome these obstacles?

    3b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    3c What assistance, if any, does your country require in order to overcome these obstacles?

    4 What are the major threats to Appendix I species belonging to taxa not included in sections 1-5 above

    (transcending mere obstacles to migration)?

    Other (please specify)

    4a What actions have been taken to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further

    endanger species belonging to taxa not included in section 1-5 above beyond actions to prevent disruption to

    migrating behaviour?

    4b Please report on the progress / success of the actions taken.

    4c Describe any factors that may limit action being taken in this regard:

    4d What assistance, if any, does your country require to overcome these factors?

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    6.2 Questions on specific Appendix I species belonging to other taxa

    In the following section, using the table format below, please fill in each Appendix I species belonging to

    taxa not included in sections 1-5 above, for which your country is considered to be a Range State.

    Please complete each table as appropriate, providing information in summary form. Where

    appropriate, please cross-reference to information already provided in national reports that have been

    submitted under other conventions (e.g. Convention on Biological Diversity, Ramsar Convention,

    CITES). (Attach annexes as necessary.)

    Species name – Common Name(s)

    1 Please provide published distribution reference:

    2a Summarise information on population size (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    2b Summarise information on distribution (if known):

    increasing decreasing stable not known unclear

    3 Indicate (with an „X‟) and briefly describe any activities that have been carried out in favour of this species in the

    reporting period. (Please provide the title of the project and contact details, where available):

    Research

    Identification and establishment of protected areas

    Monitoring

    Education / awareness rising

    Species protection

    Control hunting / poaching

    Species restoration

    Habitat protection

    Habitat restoration

    Other

    4 If no activities have been carried out for this species in the reporting period, what has prevented such action being

    taken?

    5 Describe any future activities that are planned for this species:

    Miscellaneous information or comments on Appendix I bats in general:

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    7 LISTING OF OTHER ENDANGERED MIGRATORY SPECIES IN APPENDIX I

    1 Is your country a Range State for any other endangered migratory species1

    Yes No

    not currently listed in Appendix I?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    N.B.: States in which a species occurs as a vagrant (i.e. not "on its normal migration route") should not be treated

    as Range States. Please refer to Article 1 of the Convention for clarification.

    1a Is your country taking any steps to propose listing any of these species? Yes No

    If Yes, please provide details:

    1b What assistance/measures, if any, does your country require to initiate the listing of these species?

    1 according to the latest IUCN red data list

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    III. Appendix II Species

    1. INFORMATION ON APPENDIX II SPECIES

    Information pertaining to the conservation of Appendix II species that are the object of CMS

    Agreements will have been provided in periodic Party reports to those instruments. It will suffice

    therefore to reference (below), and preferably append, a copy of the latest report that has been

    submitted to the Secretariat of each of the Agreement/MoUs to which your country is a Party.

    WADDEN SEA SEALS (1991)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    SIBERIAN CRANE MoU (1993/1999)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    EUROBATS (1994)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    ASCOBANS (1994)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    SLENDER-BILLED CURLEW MoU (1994)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    MARINE TURTLES – AFRICA MoU (1999)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    AEWA (1999)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    ACCOBAMS (2001)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    GREAT BUSTARD MoU (2001)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    MARINE TURTLES – INDIAN OCEAN / SOUTHEAST ASIA MoU (2001)

    Date of last report: 2009 Period covered:

    ALBATROSSES AND PETRELS (2001)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    BUKHARA DEER MoU (2002)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    AQUATIC WARBLER MoU (2003)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    AFRICAN ELEPHANT MoU (2005)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    PACIFIC ISLANDS CETACEANS (2006)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL (2007)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    DUGONG (2007)

    Date of last report: 2009 Period covered: 2007 - 2009

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    GORILLAS AGREEMENT (2008)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    WEST AFRICAN AQUATIC MAMMALS (2008)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    BIRDS OF PREY (2008)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    HIGH ANDEAN FLAMINGOS (2008)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

    SHARKS (2010)

    Date of last report: Period covered:

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    2. QUESTIONS ON CMS AGREEMENTS

    2.1 Questions on the development of new CMS Agreements relating to birds

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any Yes No

    new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the

    conservation needs of Appendix II bird species?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of Appendix II bird species?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for birds, including Memoranda of Yes No

    Understanding, planned by your country in the foreseeable future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    2.2 Questions on the development of new CMS Agreements relating to marine mammals

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any Yes No

    new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the

    conservation needs of Appendix II marine mammal species?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of Appendix II marine mammal species?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for marine mammals, including Yes No

    Memoranda of Understanding, planned by your country in the foreseeable future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    2.3 Questions on the development of new CMS Agreements relating to marine turtles

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any Yes No

    new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the

    conservation needs of Appendix II marine turtles?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of Appendix II marine turtles?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for marine turtles, including Yes No

    Memoranda of Understanding, planned by your country in the foreseeable future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

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    2.4 Questions on the development of new CMS Agreements relating to terrestrial mammals

    (other than bats)

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any Yes No

    new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the

    conservation needs of Appendix II terrestrial mammal species (other than bats)?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of Appendix II terrestrial mammal species (other than bats)?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for terrestrial mammals (other than bats), Yes No

    including Memoranda of Understanding, planned by your country in the foreseeable future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    2.5 Questions on the development of new CMS Agreements relating to bats

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any Yes No

    new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the

    conservation needs of Appendix II bat species?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of Appendix II bat species?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for bats, including Memoranda of Yes No

    Understanding, planned by your country in the future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    2.6 QUESTIONS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW CMS AGREEMENTS RELATING TO OTHER TAXA

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country initiated the development of any new Yes No

    CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, to address the conservation

    needs of Appendix II species belonging to taxa not included in sections 1-6 above?

    If Yes, what is the current state of development?

    2 In the current reporting period, has your country participated in the development Yes No

    of any new CMS Agreements, including Memoranda of Understanding, which address

    the conservation needs of species belonging to taxa not included in sections 1-6 above?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 If your country has initiated or is participating in the development of a new Agreement or Memorandum of

    Understanding, what assistance, if any, does your country require in order to initiate or participate in the

    instrument‟s development?

    4 Is the development of any CMS Agreement for other taxa, including Memoranda of Yes No

    Understanding, planned by your country in the foreseeable future?

    If Yes, please provide details:

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    3. LISTING OF MIGRATORY SPECIES IN APPENDIX II

    1 Is your country a Range State for any migratory species that has an unfavourable Yes No

    conservation status, but is not currently listed in Appendix II and could benefit

    from the conclusion of an Agreement for its conservation?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    N.B.: States in which a species occurs as a vagrant (i.e. not "on its normal migration route") should not be treated

    as Range States. Please refer to Article 1 of the Convention for clarification.

    1a Is your country taking any steps to propose the listing of this/these species in Appendix II? Yes No

    If Yes, please provide details:

    1b What assistance, if any, does your country require to initiate the listing of this/these species?

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 34

    IV. National and Regional Priorities

    1 What priority does your country assign to the conservation and,

    where applicable, sustainable use of migratory species in

    comparison to other biodiversity-related issues

    Low Medium x High

    2 Are migratory species and their habitats addressed by your country‟s national x Yes No

    biodiversity strategy or action plan?

    If Yes, please indicate and briefly describe the extent to which it addresses the following issues:

    x Conservation, sustainable use and/or restoration of migratory species Action focuses mainly on the

    conservation and protection of the species

    x Conservation, sustainable use and/or restoration of the habitats of migratory species, including protected

    areas creation of protected and other conservation areas

    x Actions to prevent, reduce or control factors that are endangering or are likely to further endanger

    migratory species (e.g. alien invasive species or by-catch) The issue of by-catch has been addressed

    through the use of appropriate gears and more strict law enforcement

    x Minimizing or eliminating barriers or obstacles to migration Loss of habitat is the major obstacle to

    migration and this is addressed in the requirement to do an environment impact assessment of projects

    x Research and monitoring of migratory species The NBSAP has research priorities including migratory

    species

    Transboundary co-operation

    3 Does the conservation of migratory species currently feature in any other national x Yes No

    or regional policies/plans (apart from CMS Agreements)

    If Yes, please provide details: One of the priority activities in the annual Work Plan of the DENR implemented

    by all the field units is the monitoring and conservation of migratory species. Funds for the management of

    migratory waterbirds, marine turtles and dugong are set aside annually.

    The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity has migratory species in its program of work

    3a Do these policies/plans cover the following areas (if Yes, please provide details):

    Yes No

    x Exploitation of natural resources (e.g. fisheries, hunting, etc.)

    x Economic development – migratory animals such as waterbirds, whale shark, whales and dolphins

    are featured for eco-tourism

    Land-use planning

    Pollution control

    x Designation and development of protected areas – designation of critical habitats for waterbirds are

    in the pipeline. Creation of a network of marine protected areas for whales and dolphins, as well as the dugong

    are also in the assessment stage.

    x Development of ecological networks - ecological networks or a network of marine protected areas

    are in the process of being established

    Planning of power lines

    Planning of fences

    Planning of dams

    Other

    4 Results – please describe the positive outcomes of any actions taken

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 35

    V. Protected Areas

    1 Are migratory species taken into account in the selection, establishment and x Yes No

    management of protected areas in your country?

    If Yes, please provide details: The Turtle Island Heritage Protected Area for marine turtles, Olango Island

    Wildlife Sanctuary, Naujan Lake National Park, Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat, Candaba Marsh

    Wildlife Refuge were established for migratory waterbirds

    1a Please identify the most important national sites for migratory species and their protection status: Olango Island

    Wildlife Sanctuary, Turtle Island Heritage Protected Area, Candaba Marsh Wildlife Refuge,

    1b Do these protected areas cover the following areas? (If Yes, please provide details and include the amount of

    protected areas coverage and the number of protected areas):

    Yes No

    x Terrestrial

    x Aquatic

    x Marine

    1c Identify the agency, department or organization responsible for leading on this action in your country: Except

    for Candaba Marsh Wildlife Refuge which is privately-owned, the rest are managed by protected area

    management boards or management councils (Las Pinas Paranaque Critical Habitat)

    2 Results – please describe the positive outcomes of any actions taken

    VI. Policies on Satellite Telemetry

    1 In the current reporting period, has your country undertaken Yes x No

    conservation/research projects that use satellite telemetry?

    In preparation on-going completed

    2 Are any future conservation/research projects planned that will use x Yes No

    satellite telemetry?

    If Yes, please provide details (including the expected timeframe for these projects):

    There is a plan to capture marine turtles in their foraging area within the ASEAN and fit them with satellite

    transmitters. The area within the Sulu Sea has been chosen for the Philippines and the project is schedules to be

    implemented within 2012-2013.

    If No, please explain any impediments or requirements in this regard:

    There is inadequate resources n the countryfor the conduct of this kind of activity

    3 Results – please describe the positive outcomes of any actions taken

    VII. Membership

    1 Have actions been taken by your country to encourage non- Parties Yes x No

    to join CMS and its related Agreements?

    If Yes, please provide details. (In particular, describe actions taken to recruit the non-Parties that have been

    identified by the Standing Committee as high priorities for recruitment.)

    1a Identify the agency, department or organization responsible for leading on this action in your country:

    2 Results – please describe the positive outcomes of any actions taken

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 36

    VIII. Global and National Importance of CMS

    1 Have actions been taken by your country to increase national, regional Yes No

    and/or global awareness of the relevance of CMS and its global importance

    in the context of biodiversity conservation?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    2 Identify the agency, department or organization responsible for leading on this action in your country:

    3 Results – please describe the positive outcomes of any actions taken

    IX. Mobilization of Resources

    1 Has your country made financial resources available for conservation activities having x Yes No

    direct benefits for migratory species in your country?

    If Yes, please provide details (Indicate the migratory species that have benefited from these activities):

    migratory waterbirds, marine turtles, dugong,

    2 Has your country made voluntary contributions to the CMS Trust Fund to support Yes x No

    requests from developing countries and countries with economies in transition?

    If Yes, please provide details:

    3 Has your country made other voluntary financial contributions to support Yes x No

    conservation activities having direct benefits for migratory species in other

    countries (particularly developing countries)?

    If Yes, please provide details (Indicate the migratory species that have benefited from these activities):

    4 Has your country provided technical and/or scientific assistance to Yes x No

    developing countries to facilitate initiatives for the benefit of migratory species?

    If Yes, please provide details (Indicate the migratory species that have benefited from these activities):

    5 Has your country received financial assistance/support from the CMS Trust Yes x No

    Fund, via the CMS Secretariat, for national conservation activities having

    direct benefits for migratory species in your country?

    If Yes, please provide details (Indicate the migratory species that have benefited from these activities):

    6 Has your country received financial assistance/support from sources other x Yes No

    than the CMS Secretariat for conservation activities having direct benefit

    for migratory species in your country?

    If Yes, please provide details (Indicate the migratory species that have benefited from these activities):

    waterbirds, marine turtles and marine mammals

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 37

    X. Implementation of COP Resolutions and Recommendations

    Please provide information about measures undertaken by your country relating to recent Resolutions

    and Recommendations since the last Report. For your convenience please refer to the list of COP

    Resolutions and Recommendations listed below.

    Resolutions

    Resolution 6.2 – By-catch, and Recommendation 7.2 – Implementation of Resolution 6.2 on By-catch

    Resolution 6.3 – Southern Hemisphere Albatross Conservation

    Resolution 7.2 – Impact Assessment and Migratory Species – Environmental impact assessment is required for

    major projects that would have a possible impact on biodiversity including migratory species

    Resolution 7.3 – Oil Pollution and Migratory Species – the country has laws and regulations on prevention of

    pollution from oil witih corresponding penalties, whether on land or in water

    Resolution 7.4 – Electrocution of Migratory Birds

    Resolution 7.5 – Wind Turbines and Migratory Species

    Resolution 7.9 – Cooperation with Other Bodies and Processes

    Resolution 7.15 – Future Action on the Antarctic Minke, Bryde‟s and Pygmy Right Whales under the Convention on

    Migratory Species

    Resolution 8.1 – Sustainable Use- this is incorporated in biodiversity laws rules and regulations

    Resolution 8.2 – CMS Strategic Plan 2006-2011- inadequate attention was given to faithful implementation of

    Strategic Plan but major activities related to direct protection and conservation of migratory species have been

    implemented

    Resolution 8.5 - Implementation of Existing Agreements and Development of Future Agreements – yes in particular

    those related to marine turtles, migratory waterbirds, marine mammals

    Resolution 8.7 - Contribution of CMS in Achieving the 2010 Biodiversity Target

    Resolution 8.9 - Review of GROMS (Global Register on Migratory Species)

    Resolution 8.11 - Co-operation with other Conventions – harmonization of activities that are in common with the

    Ramsar Convention, CBD and CITES.

    Resolution 8.13 - Climate Change and Migratory Species – a National Framework Plan Climate Change Adaptaion

    Strategy has been drafted

    Resolution 8.14 – By-Catch - the necessary measures to address by-catch in marine turtles, tufted duck and dugong

    have been put in action

    Resolution 8.22 - Adverse Human Induced Impacts on Cetaceans

    Resolution 8.24 - National Reports for the Eighth and Ninth Meetings of the Conference of the Parties

    Resolution 8.27 - Migratory Species and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza – regular monitoring of migratory

    waterbirdss and their habitats are continually done.

    Resolution 8.29 - Concerted Actions for Appendix I Species

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 38

    Resolution 9.1 – Concerted and Cooperative Actions

    Resolution 9.2 – Priorities for CMS Agreements

    Resolution 9.3 – CMS Information Priorities

    Resolution 9.5 – Outreach and Communication Issues

    Resolution 9.7 – Climate Change Impacts on Migratory Species – conservation and rehabilitation of coastal wetlands

    addressed by the DENR and local government units through the implementation of the National Integrated Coastal

    Management Program

    Resolution 9.9 – Migratory Marine Species – conservation activities are conducted for marine turtles and dugong

    Resolution 9.12 – Capacity Building Strategy

    Resolution 9.18 – By-catch -

    Resolution 9.19 – Adverse Anthropogenic Marine/Ocean Noise Impacts on Cetaceans and other Biota

    Resolution 9.20 – the Saker Falcon

    Recommendations

    Recommendation 7.5 – Range State Agreement for Dugong (Dugong dugon) Conservation

    Recommendation 7.6 – Improving the Conservation Status of the Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

    Recommendation 7.7 – America Pacific Flyway Programme

    Recommendation 8.12 - Improving the conservation status of raptors and owls in the African Eurasian region

    Recommendation 8.16 – Migratory Sharks – hosted of the

    Recommendation 8.17 – Marine Turtles - IOSEA

    Recommendation 8.23 - Central Eurasian and Aridland Mammals

    Recommendation 8.26 - Grassland Bird Species and their Habitats in Southern South America

    Recommendation 8.28 - Cooperative Actions for Appendix II Species

    Recommendation 9.1 – Central Eurasian Aridland Mammals

    Recommendation 9.2 – Sahelo-Saharan Megafauna

    Recommendation 9.3 – Tigers and Other Asian Big Cats

    Recommendation 9.5 – Cooperative Action for the Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Central Africa

    Other resolutions/recommendations:

    Other remarks:

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 39

    Annex: Updating Data on Appendix II Species

    The tables below contain the list of all species listed in Appendix II.

    New Parties which have acceded since COP9 in 2008 and Parties which did not submit a National

    Report in 2008 are requested to complete the entire form.

    Parties that did submit a report in 2008 need only which information has changed (e.g. new

    published distribution references and details concerning species added to Appendix II at COP8 and

    COP9).

    Species Range

    State

    Extinct at

    National

    level

    No

    information

    available

    Published distribution

    reference

    CETACEA

    Rhinolophus ferrumequinum

    (only European populations)

    Rhinolophus hipposideros

    (only European populations)

    Rhinolophus euryale

    (only European populations)

    Rhinolophus mehelyi

    (only European populations)

    Rhinolophus blasii

    (only European populations)

    Myotis bechsteini

    (only European populations)

    Myotis blythi

    (only European populations)

    Myotis brandtii

    (only European populations)

    Myotis capaccinii

    (only European populations)

    Myotis dasycneme

    (only European populations)

    Myotis daubentoni

    (only European populations)

    Myotis emarginatus

    (only European populations)

    Myotis myotis

    (only European populations)

    Myotis mystacinus

    (only European populations)

    Myotis nattereri

    (only European populations)

    Pipistrellus kuhli

    (only European populations)

    Pipistrellus nathusii

    (only European populations)

    Pipistrellus pipistrellus

    (only European populations)

    Pipistrellus pygmaeus

    (only European populations)

    Pipistrellus savii

    (only European populations)

    Nyctalus lasiopterus

    (only European populations)

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 40

    Species Range

    State

    Extinct at

    National

    level

    No

    information

    available

    Published distribution

    reference

    Nyctalus leisleri

    (only European populations)

    Nyctalus noctula

    (only European populations)

    Eptesicus nilssonii

    (only European populations)

    Eptesicus serotinus

    (only European populations)

    Vespertilio murinus

    (only European populations)

    Barbastella barbastellus

    (only European populations)

    Plecotus auritus

    (only European populations)

    Plecotus austriacus

    (only European populations)

    Miniopterus schreibersii

    (only European populations)

    Miniopterus schreibersii

    (African populations)

    Tadarida teniotis

    Eidolon helvum

    Otomops martiensseni

    Otomops madagascariensis

    CETACEA

    Physeter macrocephalus

    Platanista gangetica gangetica

    Pontoporia blainvillei

    Inia geoffrensis

    Delphinapterus leucas

    Monodon monoceros

    Phocoena phocoena

    (North and Baltic Sea populations)

    Phocoena phocoena

    (western North Atlantic population)

    Phocoena phocoena

    (Black Sea population)

    Phocoena phocoena

    (NW African popuolation)

    Neophocaena phocaenoides

    Phocoenoides dalli

    Phocoena spinipinnis

    Phocoena dioptrica

    Sousa chinensis

    Sousa teuszii

    Sotalia fluviatilis

    Sotalia guiansensis

  • Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 41

    Species Range

    State

    Extinct at

    National

    level

    No

    information

    available

    Published distribution

    reference

    Lagenorhynchus albirostris

    (only North and Baltic Sea populations)

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UNEP/CMS/Inf.10.12.71 Philippines, CMS Report, 2011 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals FORMAT FOR NATIONAL REPORT OF PARTIES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY SPECIES OF WILD ANIMALS Reporting format agreed by the Standing Committee at its 32 nd Meeting (Bonn, November 2007) for mandatory use by Parties, for reports submitted to the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) (Norway, 2011). The questions below combine elements of Resolution 4.1 (Party Reports) adopted by the Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Nairobi, June 1994) and Resolution 6.4 (Strategic Plan for the Convention on Migratory Species 2000-2005), adopted by the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Cape Town, November 1999), the COP8 Strategic Plan 2006-2011 and Resolution 8.24 adopted by the Conference of the Parties (Nairobi 2005), as well as commitments arising from other operational Resolutions and Recommendations of the Conference of the Parties. COP Resolution 9.4 adopted at Rome called upon the Secretariats and Parties of CMS Agreements to collaborate in the implementation and harmonization of online reporting implementation. If the development of an online reporting system advances sufficiently, Parties may have the option of reporting in this manner. There are however no guarantees at this stage that this will be the case. Parties are encouraged to respond to all questions. Parties are also requested to provide comprehensive answers, including, where appropriate, a summary of activities, information on factors limiting action and details of any assistance required. This document has been designed with semi-automated text-form fields. Please double click on the grey boxes to enter the field. You can then enter the required information. Continue to do so with each text-field or jump to the next field directly by using the tab key. Where checkboxes are available you might check these with a single click. Please enter here the name of your country: Philippines Which agency has been primarily responsible for the preparation of this report? Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Please list any other agencies that have provided input:
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