The National Parks Institute (Instituto Nacional de Parques) - (INPARQUES), - is in charge of the management and administration of all the national parks of Venezuela. Although Terepaima was created in 1976, a Legislation Plan and Use Prescription (PORU*) have not been developed. INPARQUES is drafting the PORU, which will probably be finished by 2004. A copy of the first version of this legislation plan is available here.
While the PORU is finished, the management of Terepaima is prescribed by the Partial Ruling of the Organic Law for the Legislation of the Territory About Administration and Management of National Parks and Natural Monuments ("Reglamento Parcial de la Ley Orgánica para la Ordenación del Territorio Sobre Administración y Manejo de Parques Nacionales y Monumentos Naturales"), which establishes general rules that govern the administration, management and regulation of activities in parks and monuments. Cartographic charts of the park have not been produced.
The act that legalizes the creation of the park establishes limits and zones, but demarcation signposts have not been positioned. Seven rangers patrol the park. The acting Superintendent has been in office since May 2002. Of the four ranger stations of the park, only one is used; the rest is either totally or partially destroyed. Rangers do not have patrol vehicles; the park's sole automobile is in complete disrepair. There is a shortage of radios and any other communication systems. Five 4 x 4 vehicles allocated to the INPARQUES Regional Directorate in the State of Lara were stolen in the past 6 months.
* Plan de Ordenamiento y Reglamento de Uso