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Autonomous Regional Corporations

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Autonomous Regional Corporations - Overview

Any CAR (Corporación Autónoma Regional) (Regional Autonomous Corporation) is a public corporate entity integrated with all other relevant territorial authorities that together belong to a geographical basin or ecosystem and they are in charge of enforcing the environmental policies of the Ministerio del Medio Ambiente (Ministry of Environment) in that specific region.
They were first mentioned in Article 23, Law 99 of December 22, 1993, and then each CAR was established by a particular Decree later.
The full list of CAR's is seen here (total of 33):
All the CAR's are represented in ASOCARS, the Association of all the CAR's. Each CAR has its own logo and flag.
For the logos of all 33 CAR's please see the following:
Another CAR flag is seen here:\/Marzo_2011/MARC_GIRARDOT.jpg&w=250 (Flag of the CAR of Cundinamarca).
However there's currently a Bill in Congress that estipulates the closure of 32 of these CAR's given the poor response and bad management that they faced during the 2010 local flood crisis.
Source:  (January 20, 2011)
Esteban Rivera, 30 March 2011

Each CAR (Corporación Autónoma Regional, Autonomous Regional Corporation) is a government mechanism to watch over the ecosystem in each specifically jurisdiction where it operates, and it is funded by the central government, and even though they are semi independent organizations (descentralized institutions), they are organization-wise dependent to the Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development) (which chenged its name from Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial (Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Regional Development).
ALL the CARs (Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales, Autonomous Regional Corporations) are together in the ASOCARS (Asociación de Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y de Desarrollo Sostenible, Association of Autonomous Regional Corporations and Sustainable Development) (official website: ). The Statutes of the ASOCARS are established in its Acta 058 del Libro III de Actas de la Asamblea General (Act 058 of the Third Book of Acts of the General Assembly):
Sources: (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development) and
Esteban Rivera, 24 March 2012


image located by Esteban Rivera, 30 March 2011

"CORPOGUAVIO is a public corporation created under the law, with administrative autonomy, legal personality and its own capital, that is part of the territorial entities that constitute geographically the same ecosystem or configure a geopolitical, bio-geographic or hydro-geographic unit and legally charged with administering, within the area under its jurisdiction, the environment and renewable and non-renewable natural resources, and promoting sustainable development in compliance with the legal provisions and policies of the ministry of the environment."
Source :\_Guavio-CORPOGUAVIO.
The flag of the Corporación Autónoma Regional del Guavio is presented here.
"La Corporación Autónoma Regional del Guavio - Corpoguavio adoptó un diseño de bandera que presenta como característica básica el tener una gran fuerza simbólica, dando importancia al azul y el verde como colores representativos. El diseño de la bandera muestra tres franjas horizontales, las de los extremos de igual tamaño, y la central un poco más grande en su orden: azul, blanco y verde representando las tres actividades básicas de la Corporación: Protección del recurso agua, Trasparencia y Compromiso con el medio ambiente. En la franja blanca central se ubica el Logosímbolo en los colores originales.
La bandera debe colocarse en todos los eventos importantes para la Corporación como uno de sus símbolos representativos.

"Regional Autonomous Corporation Guavio - Corpoguavio adopted a flag design that presents a basic to have great symbolic force, stressing the blue and green as representative colors.
The design of the flag shows three horizontal bands, the ends of equal size, and plant a little larger in order: blue, white and green representing the three basic activities of the Corporation: Protection of water resources, Transparency and Commitment to the environment. In the central white stripe logo symbol is located in the original colors.The flag should be placed in all major events for the Corporation as one of its representative symbols.
Valentin Poposki, 30 August 2010

The image CORPOGUAVIO can be found here:
Esteban Rivera, 30 March 2011