for the future of private lands conservation
The DRC is a practical, legally enforceable and flexible agreement that allows landowners to ensure the long-term protection of their property’s ecological, historical or cultural significance- its scenic beauty, species, wildlife habitat, or historical importance– while continuing to own and manage the land as private property.
Protect nature for future generations
The landowner continues to have all other rights of private property ownership– he or she can live on it, enjoy it, sell it, pass it on to other family members, and in some cases manage it sustainably for income producing land uses like agriculture, forestry, and tourism. And the landowner can do all of this with the knowledge that the property’s conservation values will be protected for future generations.
How to establish a DRC agreement?
A DRC is stablish through a contract agreement signed by the landowner and a holder. This contract is later registered at the Conservador de Bienes Raíces.