Ley Forestal (Forestry law) Art. 35 (Mangrove protection. The protection, conservation and restoration of mangrove forests is declared of national interest. The use of trees in these ecosystems will be subject to special regulations, which must be prepared by INAB within a period of no more than one year after the approval of this law. Land use change in these ecosystems is prohibited. Mangrove restoration will be supported by a special protection law).
Reglamento de mangle (Mangrove regulation) Art. 1 (The protection, conservation, restoration and sustainable management of the forest resource of the mangrove ecosystem is of national interest.)