This law provides norms for the sustainable management of wild fauna and aquatic species.
Ley 611, 200 regulates the usage and management of terrestrial and aquatic fauna, and their products. To accomplish this goal, this law permits such use and management to be done through direct harvest of species in their environment, or through zoo breeders of open and/or close cycle. It requires terrestrial and aquatic fauna to be used to obtain economic gain in a way that does not lead to the diminishment of the different species populations in a long term. To do so, this law requires the acquisition of operating licenses before the breeders begin their operations.
Zoo breeders or "zoo criaderos," according to Article 3 of this law, refers to “the maintenance, breeding, promotion and/or exploitation of terrestrial and aquatic species in a clearly defined area, for scientific, commercial, industrial, repopulation or subsistence. Zoo breeders can be open, closed or mixed.” Article 22 establishes that the environmental authority will reserve a percentage of the production of each "zoocriadero" that will be assigned based on the status of conservation of the species. This percentage may be received in economic resources, environmental services and/or specimens to be used in the sustainable management of the species. The environmental authority issues a hunting license to allow authorized breeders to obtain specimens to attempt breeding. Those animals must be used for economic and environmental purposes. The Ministry of the Environment may allow the introduction of exotic species when feasible into controlled farms for breeders and research.