Royal Decree 389/2016, of 22 October, approving the Master Plan for the Network of Natural Reserves
The Royal Decree 389/2016 approves a revised Master Plan defining a broad range of rules to be followed by the Network of Natural Reserves. The Network was previously instated by the Law 30/2014. The Network includes maritime parks. The objective of the Plan is to protect the country's natural systems and ensure as much as possible its protection and conservation. The array of land rules and introduction of formal institutional cooperations include the formal recognition that fossil fuel extraction and hydropower activities are not compatible with the existence, or the project of setting up, a National Park on that same land.