Research professor and member of the Institute of Plant Biology Multidisciplinary (IMBIV) under the National University of Cordoba, said that the new Forest Act, formalized by the provincial government in the past week, is not consistent with stipulated by national law.
“The law that was passed betrays the spirit of the National Law called the Law Bonasso, which offers enrichment, restoration and conservation of native forest, and eventually sustainable forest use and environmental services that they provide to society “said the researcher.
He added: “What was passed in the province is rather the attempt to conserve forests through their rational exploitation. And I’m not demonizing farmers quite the contrary. The rational means to roll and selective clearing, or that tends to the true forest conservation. ”
Fitted ratified and that “the spirit of the law that was passed has nothing to do with Bonasso Act.”
It may be recalled that last Wednesday STRUT unveiled the reality of clearings in the southern province is more complicated than the average for the province. Is estimated to have lost more than 95 percent of native forest in the region, according to the data itself and Marcelo Zak Fitted relieved under Multidisciplinary Research Institute of Plant Biology (IMBIV).
“It reminds the owners of land with native forest is strictly prohibited to perform any work on them without prior authorization from the Ministry of Environment,” the division said in a statement released Saturday. Thus, it was clarified that the two laws relating to the subject and the new standard, 9814, requiring the application of fines and the obligation to restore the vegetation destroyed for those who do so without authorization. The rule adopted last year and ruled last week opened the door for producers to participate in their fields with native vegetation. The idea is to obtain approval to livestock in these areas.
The province has about 50 orders drawers in recent years and could begin to analyze them from regulation. Environmental organizations and environmental experts warn that the request of the producers are not healthy and open a new debate on the theme: plants and shrubs are also part of the native forests, not just the trees. If allowed the exploitation of these lands for livestock, the vegetation disappear.
An official survey showed that only 533,000 hectares of 16,500,000 which is the province of Cordoba have native forests in good condition. There would be another 1,300,000 hectares in acceptable condition, no cultivated pasture but with fewer trees. And finally, are recorded in other sectors that have only pastures. These places are quite degraded, but can be recovered.