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protection land use

All initial components of NIPAS including identified virgin forest (natural primary forest) and mossy forest as well as any contiguous residual forest of good quality that are above 1000 meters above sea level and slope above 50%; all NIPAS areas such as strict nature reserve, natural park and wildlife sanctuary, protected landscape and seascape, resource reserve, natural biotic area, and other categories established by law, conventions or international agreements of which the Philippines is a signatory; and buffer strips i.e., 20 meters strip of land along the edge of the normal high waterline of rivers and streams and channels of at least 5 meters wide.