Ley Orgánica del Medio Ambiente (Environment Law) Art. 39 (Definition of coastal marine ecosystems), Art. 40 (Definition of Wetlands), Art. 41 (Wetlands conservation as public interest), Art. 42 (Protected areas), Art. 43 (Activities and infraestructure should not affect mangroves), Art. 44 (Activities affecting mangroves should present and Evaluation of Impact Assessment) Art.45 (Prohibition of activities that affect natural cicles of wetlands).