Natura International is dedicated to conserving rainforests and habitat in Latin America through bottom-up efforts led by local initiatives. We work with communities and governments, particularly at the state and regional level, to conserve land, protect watersheds and ecosystem services, and promote sustainable livelihoods in local communities linked to those efforts.
Our work seeks to preserve large areas of high conservation value that protect threatened species and ecosystems. Currently our efforts focus on Argentina, where our local staff seeks to create or assist the creation of several major protected areas described on this site.
Through this work, we aim to contribute to a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act in balance with nature.
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Natura International focuses its work on the creation of protected areas in northern Argentina:
The Sierra de Famatina, crowned with glaciers that provide water to the communities in its valleys, is an area of spectacularly beautiful high mountain ecosystems with significant natural and cultural biodiversity in the province of La Rioja.
The Mar Chiquita Lagoon (extreme northeast of Córdoba province) and the adjoining area of Bañados de Río Dulce (extreme southeast of Santiago del Estero province, Rivadavia department), form the largest wetland in Argentina. This wetland protects extraordinary concentrations of waterfowl and water resources, with a potential protected area of more than 1 million hectares.
In the province of Salta, we have the unique opportunity to help conserve the Chaco forest, cloud forests, and puna grasslands in areas of high value for the livelihoods of native communities.
Areas of action for conservation work:
- Outreach and workshops with local communities;
- Collaboration with authorities and organizations at local and national levels;
- Scientific and technical fieldwork to support our conservation programs.
In Argentina, Natura International also works on the identification of biological values in wild and roadless areas, in close collaboration with other conservation groups. This is one way to protect key ecosystems.