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ManualTo commemorate World Environment Day last week, the Galapagos office of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society released a Manual on Environmental Law Enforcement in Ecuador.

The manual was produced with Fiscalia General del Estado, Ecuador’s top law enforcement authority, charged with prosecuting environmental crimes nationwide.

The manual addresses the legal framework applied to environmental crimes and includes a section on law enforcement in the natural protected areas of Galapagos that emphasizes on the protection of marine wildlife, including sharks.

The book was written by Ecuadorian and foreign experts, including Hugo Echeverria and Mario Pena. It is designed as a practical tool for the use of judicial officers charged with law enforcement powers.

The manual was launched on May 30, 2016 in Quito and on May 31, 2016 in Galapagos. It received wide attention by local (Galapagos) and national media.

Environmental law enforcement has greatly improved in Galapagos. Last year, a landmark verdict — the first in 17 years — was issued against shark poaching in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. This year, wildlife smuggling has been hit hard with guilty verdicts issued in cases regarding iguanas and sea cucumbers. In these cases, the intent of smuggling was frustrated by authorities and sanctioned with imprisonment, to nationals and foreigners likewise.

The manual is a product of Sea Shepherd’s Galapagos legal project, in execution since 2010.

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Galapagos announcementPhoto: Mario Pena
QuitoPhoto: Mario Pena
QuitoPhoto: Mario Pena
 

La semana pasada Sea Shepherd Conservation Society publicó un Manual sobre derecho penal ambiental. Esta obra fue producida en cooperación con la Fiscalía General del Ecuador y analiza los delitos ambientales tipificados en el Código Orgánico Integral Penal del Ecuador.

La obra compendia lo más sustancial de la normativa penal ambiental y dedica un apéndice a la aplicación de la ley en las áreas naturales protegidas de Galápagos, que incluye referencias al régimen especial que aplica en las islas, por razones de conservación de la biodiversidad. En este marco, se hace énfasis en la protección penal de las especies marinas protegidas, particularmente los tiburones.  

El Manual fue redactado por expertos ecuatorianos y extranjeros, incluyendo a Hugo Echeverría y Mario Pena. El manual contiene una perspectiva teórico- práctica y está disenado como material de consulta de los operadores de justicia que aplican la ley ambiental en el país y, particularmente, en Galápagos donde la justicia penal ambiental ha venido aplicándose en pro de la protección de las especies silvestres: el ano pasado, se dictó la primera sentencia condenatoria por captura ilícita de tiburón; y, este ano se han dictado sentencias condenatorias contra nacionales y extranjeros, en casos relativos a iguanas y pepinos de mar.

La obra fue presentada el 30 de mayo en Quito y el 31 de mayo de 2016 en Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, en conmemoración al día internacional del ambiente.

Esta obra es producto del proyecto derecho penal ambiental que Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ejecuta en Galápagos, desde el ano 2010.  

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