Within the framework of the fire emergency that has been going on for more than a month in Corrientes, deputies from the ruling party will present today, and for the fourth time, the Wetlands Law.
The initiative which is led by Leonardo Grosso and others, seeks to protect these ecosystems and penalize those who cause forest fires, according to the Wetlands Law.
Although the Wetlands Law lost parliamentary status in December last year, the deputies are confident that the debate generated so far will not be lost and, finally, the proposal can advance in Parliament.
The project will be presented at 5:00 p.m. on the second floor of Annex C of the Chamber of Deputies by Leonardo Grossowho also invited citizens to support this initiative in the Congress facilities.
Also, through social networks, #LeyDeHumedalesYa circulates through which Internet users can promote and publicize all the details of this project.
The proposal was built with the support of scientists, researchers, organizations and businessmen, who contributed their ideas to consolidate a law that protects wetlands.
For this reason, the initiative also proposes creating a National Inventory of Wetlands, in which its location, characteristics, ecosystem conditions, risks and threats, among other topics, are specified.
Why a Wetlands Law is needed
In view of the recent events in Corrientes, it is evident that the country urgently needs a law that protects wetlands in order to preserve them and, in turn, to regulate the activities carried out in these ecosystems.
In this way, protecting wetlands means allocating resources from the national budget as well as generating different dissemination and promotion strategies to raise awareness about the importance of its conservation.
Even from the Ministry of the Environment they also announced the creation of a draft to serve the same purpose, so the deputies hope that this time their proposal will be approved.