Tag: #illegal wildlife trade
DENR seeks a stronger legal framework against illegal wildlife trade in the PH by adding amendatory provisions to existing law
The Philippines is home to more than 200 species of animals. Some of which are endemic to the country and considered rare or endangered, thus requiring the utmost care and preservation from those involved.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) expressed support on Wednesday, July 7, to the proposed amendment of the wildlife protection law in a bid to strengthen wildlife conservation in the country.
The rampant online illegal wildlife trade in the Philippines has so far cost the national government P50 billion worth of revenues.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered up with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade (IWT), which has persisted despite the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.