The Natural Resources commission meets for the creation of El Palmar Park in Chaco

The Natural Resources commission meets for the creation of El Palmar Park in Chaco

Photo: Courtesy Romulo Carpinetti.

The Commission of Natural Resources and Conservation of the Human Environment of the Chamber of Deputies will meet this Wednesday to analyze the project that creates the Laguna El Palmar National Park, in Chacowhich seeks to protect more than 3,000 hectares of wetlands, and which already has half the approval of the Senate.

The commission, chaired by Deputy Leonardo Grosso (Front of All), will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2 of the annex building of the Lower House.

The creation of the third Laguna El Palmar National Parkone of the projects on the agenda sent by President Alberto Fernández to be discussed in extraordinary sessions, seeks to protect more than 3,000 hectares of wetlands, where species such as the puma and maned maned man live.

The project was approved by the General Legislation Commission in September, which highlighted the importance of conserving 121 species, including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, along with a great diversity of native flora, headed by the white palm grove or caranday .

Monday, the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Cecilia Moreau, received the vice president of National Parks, Natalia Gabriela Jauri, and other authorities of the environmental agency, in the framework of the debate on projects on the matter included in the agenda of extraordinary sessions.

“The reason for the meeting was to discuss the bill that accepts the transfer of jurisdiction made by the province of Chaco to the national State for the creation of the National Park and National Reserve ‘Laguna El Palmar'”, reported from the Presidency of the camera.

The place, located 54 kilometers from Resistencia, has 5,600 hectares of land and wetlands that include the El Palmar Lagoon, has great biological diversity and represents one of the distinctive ecosystems of the Chacoreason for which its preservation as a protected area is sought.

The initiative, which has already been approved by the Senate, proposes to accept the transfer of jurisdiction made by Chaco through provincial law over an approximate area of ​​5,600 hectares made up of properties owned by the National State, located in the Bermejo department.

Among other issues, it establishes that the expenses required to comply with this law will be charged to the budgetary jurisdiction of the National Parks Administration in the General Budget of the National Administration.

The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Juan Cabandié, He stressed that “the creation of this Park will allow us to care for and conserve the flora, fauna, and native forests to mitigate the consequences of climate change that plague and harm populations”.

In addition, the official stressed that the enhancement of protected areas “opens up a range of opportunities that go hand in hand with development, tourism, conservation and care.”

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