All programs, projects and activities to be carried out in a protected area, whether an initial component of the National Integrated Protected Area System or a legislated one, must be cleared by the Protected Area Management Board.
This, Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Executive Director, Engr. Ralph Pablo, stressed in a recent special meeting with the Lower Agno Watershed Forest Reserve on August 4.
Pablo told barangay captains, who are also members of the PAMB, that immediately upon knowledge or coordination of any program, project or activity, the proponents must be referred to seek the clearance of the Board.
The E-NIPAS Act provides that the PAMB shall approve policies, plans, and programs, proposals, agreements, and other related documents for the management of protected areas.