The Conservation Law Center and Ubilla & Cia. have worked pro-bono to establish the first private conservation right as well as the first State owned conservation right.
The first case was registered on July 25th of 2016 in Linares, and referred to an eco-village project -La bella Eco-Aldea-. In this case, the purpose was to: (One) create a cooperative relationship between the landowner and a first stakeholder: Fundación Buenas Tierras. (Two) Secure different levels of conservation in different areas of the corresponding land; (Three) Secure conservation through a mechanism that would facilitate later inclusion or involvement of different stakeholders –or interested parties-; (Four) facilitate the development of local sustainable projects, education projects and broad community cooperation.
The second case was registered on March 2018 in Los Vilos, and related to the conservation of Hacienda El Durazno. For this purpose two different conservation rights were drafted. The first conservation right was general and was established in favor of Fundación Llampangui with the purpose of facilitating the reflexive inclusion of all stakeholders for long term social, economic and environmental sustainability. The second one -drafted in cooperation with the legal department of Conaf- was more specific and was established in favor of Conaf for the conservation of specific ecosystems and biological corridors.
We are working on several other projects and our experience is that each case requires tailor made solutions. The use of a general model could be very problematic not only from an ecological perspective but specially from a social and a legal perspective.
We are also working on projects located in urban areas, as well as on some relating to forestry and agriculture.
The Conservation Law Center and Ubilla & Cia. are interested in providing as much pro-bono support as possible to different project holders for the proper implementation of this new reflexive paradigm of conservation.