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Argentina's legislation on paleo resources (was: More Montana Monkey Business)
The Great Falls Tribune article said, referring to the policies in different
countries about preservation of the fossil resources:
Other countries such as Argentina are more of a free market, with dinosaur
hunters and nonprofits battling in court to claim valuable finds. unquote.
Actually, Argentina has passed on 2003 the National Law Nbr. 25743, titled
"PROTECCION DEL PATRIMONIO ARQUEOLOGICO Y PALEONTOLOGICO" (Protection of the
arqueological and paleontological patrimony" which establishes in its articles
9 and 10 that the Arqueo and Paleo resources belong to the State and the
materials collected by authorization or confiscation will become property of
the State, designing the organisms in charge of the protection, exhibicion and
recirding of such materials.
This Law has been reglamented by National Decree Nbr. 1002/04, which designates
the Nacional Museum of Natural History "Bernardino Rivadavia", of Buenos Aires,
as competente in matters Paleontological, with the task of recording
discoveries and infractions to this Law
Anyway, there are several paleontologists (including some belonging to the B.
Rivadavia Museum) in this list that can expand on the current situation and
implementation of this legislation. I'm only a layman with a love for dinosaurs.
In case someone is interested, I have both full texts with refs. (in spanish,
sorry, too long and technical for me to translate).
Luis Oscar Romero