Rules and Regulations Governing Special Uses within Protected Areas (DENR Administrative Order No. 2007-17)
DAO 2007-17 set forth in detail the guidelines for the processing and issuance of special use agreements within protected areas. The effective management of PAs encourage cooperation between and among stakeholders to manage and develop the appropriate zones of PAs through special use agreements.
Specific objectives of this DAO are the following: 1) To provide access and economic opportunities to indigenous peoples, tenured migrant communities and other stakeholders of PAs; 2) To optimize the special uses of PAs consistent with the principles of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation in cooperation with stakeholders; 3) To guide the development of the appropriate zones of PAs in accordance with the management objectives; and 4) To earn revenues for the sustainability of PA management.