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ACT NO. 6147
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6147 - AN
ACT DECLARING THE PITHECOPHAGA JEFFERYI COMMONLY KNOWN AS MONKEY-EATING
EAGLE AS A PROTECTED BIRD IN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING FOR THE
PRESERVATION OF THE SAME AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR
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1. It is
hereby declared that the pithecophaga jefferyi commonly known as the
monkey-eating Eagle shall be a protected bird in the Philippines.
Sec. 2. To insure the proper conservation,
preservation and management of the Monkey-eating Eagle, the killing,
hunting, wounding or taking away of the same and/or destroying,
disturbing, or taking away of the nests or eggs of such a bird, in
contravention of the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary
of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is hereby prohibited and made
subject to the penal provisions in Section five hereon.
The Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall promulgate
rules and regulations for the implementation of this Act within ninety
(90) days from and after the effectivity thereof.n preparation of said
rules and regulations, the Secretary of Agriculture and Natural
Resources shall seek the recommendation of the Director of Parks and
Wildlife and the Philippine Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
Sec. 3. The Director of Parks and Wildlife shall
establish sanctuaries as are necessary to preserve this threatened
species. For this purpose, the Director of Parks and Wildlife may seek
the assistance of the National Science Development Board including
private associations or foundations, such as the Philippine Wildlife
Conservation Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, and the International
Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, for such
support, financial grant, or technical cooperation arrangements, as may
be necessary or requisite to carry out and effectively implement the
provisions of this Act.
Sec. 4. For the expenses in the establishment and
maintenance of the sanctuaries, the conduct of studies on the natural
habitat, food requirements, predatory-prey control measure and other
ecological factors most conducive to the conservation and management of
the monkey-eating eagle and other requirements for the implementation
of this Act, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated out of any
funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of
One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) for the first year after the
approval of this Act and subsequent appropriations shall included in
the General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 5. Any person violating any provision of this
Act shall be punished by a penalty of prision correccional or by a fine
of not less than six hundred pesos (P600.00), nor more than One
thousand pesos (P1,000.00), or by both such imprisonment and fine at
the discretion of the Court.n case of any subsequent offense, the court
shall impose both the imprisonment and the fine.n case of insolvency,
the corresponding subsidiary imprisonment shall be suffered.
Sec. 6. All Acts, part of Acts, orders, rules and
regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby
Sec. 7. This Act shall effect upon its approval.
Approved: November 9, 1970
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