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NIPASNorthern Illinois Police Alarm System
NIPASNational Integrated Protected Area System (Philippines)
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Franz Alvarez allegedly asserted that Palawan does not need to be in the NIPAS, as the province already has its own Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) under Republic Act (RA) 7611.
The New NIPAS is a double-protection for the province's ecologically critical sites.
A governing board consisting entirely of police chiefs directs NIPAS and approves its annual budget, which serves as the basis for all NIPAS expenditures.
Due to rapid expansion, NIPAS now comprises two geographically based divisions, each supervised by a sergeant, who reports to the system's commander.
Senator Cynthia Villar, chief of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, explained that the NIPAS Act, which was first enacted in 1992 as a 'mechanism to conserve the biodiversity in the Philippines,' provides legal framework for the establishment and management of protected areas in the country.
NIPAS refers to the classification and administration of all designated protected areas to maintain essential ecological processes and life-support systems, to preserve genetic diversity, to ensure sustainable use of resources found therein, and to maintain their natural conditions to the greatest extent possible.
Under the proposed "Expanded NIPAS Act of 2017", the system "shall recognize conservation areas and the management regimes of local government units (LGUs), communities and indigenous peoples (IPs).