Law 404

Original Language Title: Ley 404

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law no 404




For the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, it has The following Act:


D E C R E T A:

Article 1. (OBJECT). Declare of priority of the Plurinational State, the recovery, conservation, use and

sustainable use of the bophedals, with the purpose of protecting the systems of life dependent on this special resource.

Article 2. (DEFINITION). Bofedals are wetlands and correspond to a native or temporary moisture native prairie type

, composed of a community of native flora species with high productive potential that holds wildlife, domesticated, and communities related to them.

Article 3. (LOCATION). The bophedals are located in the Andean region, which represents thirty-five per

one hundred (35%) of the national territory, above the 3,000 m.s.n.m., approximately.

Article 4. (GOALS). This Law has objectives:

Promote the recovery, conservation and specialized management of the biophedals from the research and knowledge dialogue and knowledge of indigenous indigenous peoples. farmers and academic knowledge, with the purpose of applying mixed water and soil management techniques, which favor the increase of production and its productivity to ensure the preservation of the life systems it sustains.

Promote the identification and inventorization of the bofedales in the Andean region, taking into account the cultural and biological aspects related to the purpose of recreating the knowledge, knowledge and Andean technologies, involving the various research institutes with experience in the field.

Support in the process of awareness-raising at the plurinational, departmental, municipal and community level on the importance of recovery, conservation, use and sustainable use of soil, water, flora, fauna, production and other components of the life systems related to the bophedals.

Article 5. (STUDIES AND INVENTORIES). The Ministry of Environment and Water, through the

Vice-Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Development Management, should promote the conduct of relevant studies and inventories regarding the At national level, in order to formulate, implement programs and projects for recovery, conservation and management of bophedales through water harvesting techniques, soil conservation, preservation of important plant species foraging, to transcend towards a collective benefit of the population

The various research institutes, including the Natural Resources Management Training Center

in Andean Ecosystems and the country's specialized Herbal Herbal Studies, must recreate the knowledge, knowledge, and Andean technologies.

Article 6. Ministry of Environment and Water, through the

Vice-Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Development Management, within the framework of its competencies, will have to support in managing the national funding and international cooperation, for the conduct of studies and implementation of programs and projects for the recovery, conservation and specialized management of bophedals in the country.

The central level of the State and the Autonomous Territorial Entities, must subscribe to agreements intergubbernatives

to provide feasibility to the programs and projects of the Ministry of Environment and Water.


DECENTRALIZATION). Within the framework of their competencies, the Governments of the Autonomous Territorial Entities and the corresponding decentralized entities shall incorporate into Their Annual Development Plans and Operational Plans, the communities ' demands regarding the use, conservation and sustainable use of the bophedals, including particular actions such as water use, soil conservation, care of plant resources, to strengthen food security communities.

Article 8. (APPLICATION SCOPE). Within the scope of this Law, territorial entities where the bophedals are present are within the scope of this Law.

Remit to the Executive Body for purposes

It is given in the Session Room of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly, at twenty-eight days of August

of the year two thousand thirteen.

Fdo. Lilly Gabriela Montano Viana, Lucio Marca Mamani, Andres Agustín Villca Daza, Claudia Jimena Torres

Chávez, Marcelo Elio Chavez, Angel David Cortez Villegas.

Therefore, it is enacted so that it has and complies with the law of the State Plurinational of Bolivia.

Palace of Government of the city of La Paz, at the eighteen days of the month of September of the year two thousand thirteen.

FDO. EVO MORALES AYMA, Juan Ramón Quintana Taborga, Nemesia Achacollo Tola, José Antonio Zamora

Gutiérrez, Amanda Davila Torres.