Argentina protects its glaciers by law
"The new Act Glaciers may be an important tool in protecting drinking water sources located in the higher sectors of the Andean Cordillera,"
- Jorge Rabassa to SciDev.Net
Argentina enacted a new law that protects the country's glaciers , in a global context where climate change threatens the large bodies of ice and there are risks of different polluting activities.
The law, enacted on September 30, aims to preserve the glaciers as "strategic reserves of water for human consumption, for agriculture and as suppliers of water to recharge basins, for the protection of biodiversity ; as a source of scientific and tourist attraction