CONAMA Resolution 249/99

CONAMA RESOLUTION 249, Jan. 29, 1999
Published in Official Gazette 21 on Feb. 1, 1999, Section 1, page 60
Establishes directives for the Conservation and Sustainment Development Policy for the Atlantic Forest.

THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL – CONAMA, in accordance with the power bestowed upon the Council by Law 6.938 from August 31, 1981, regulated by Decree 99.274 from June 6, 1990 and in accordance with the provisions of its Internal Regulations, and

Considering the Atlantic Forest biome has been widely debated by Brazilian society in light of its dimensions and biological diversity;

Considering that the debate within the Working Groups created by the Technical Chamber on Atlantic Forest Affairs resulted in the presentation of directives for the Policy for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Forest;

Considering that the contributions provided by the Inter-ministerial Working Group, created during the 44 th CONAMA meeting aimed at the integration of different components of the strategy contained in the proposal for Directives for the Policy for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Forest;

Considering the consensus between the different segments of the scientific community, sectorial, governmental end environmental, for the implementation of tools that allow for the reversion of predatory practices and the establishment of mechanisms that safeguard the sustainability of the biome;

Considering the need to establish governmental action lines always based on the conceptual benchmark of conservation and sustainable exploitation, proclaimed by the Federal Constitution in relation to the Atlantic Forest;

Considering that several meetings and workshops have been realized with the participation of institutions and professionals involved with the subject matter and aimed at the definition of the main benchmarks for the proposal of a policy for the Atlantic Forest;

Considering that the results from the inter-institutional and multidisciplinary interaction are the basis for the formulation of action lines that uphold and safeguard improved life conditions for involved communities; provide governmental agencies and organs with improved capacity to induce development through environmental sustainability; the firm purpose to contribute to sustainable development on a national level, through the implementation of elements that form the strategy and directives for a Policy for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Forest; decides:

Art. 1 To approve the directives for the Policy for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Atlantic Forest according to the text published in Service Bulletin, year V, 12/98 – Supplement 07/01/99, issued by the Ministry of the Environment (MMA).

Art. 2 This Resolution shall enter into effect on the date of its publication; all provisions to the contrary are hereby revoked.

JOSÉ SARNEY FILHO – Conama President

This text does not substitute the text published in the Official Gazette on Feb. 1, 1999.