Animal Conservation Reserve is fully recognized and approved by the government of Guatemala and the National Council of Protected Areas (CONAP).

- December 6, 2000:
Statutes and legal representation is approved by the Guatemalan Interior Ministry through the agreement No. 169-2000

- December 12, 2000:
The date of publication in “Diario de Centro America”.

- March 19, 2001:
Proof of registration to the SAT (Department of Unified Tax Registration)

- August 3, 2010:
Recognition by the department of wild life of CONAP through resolution DVS-051-2010