Natura International is dedicated to conserving rainforests and habitats 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 generate alliances and strategies that allow the protection of areas of high conservation value in different threatened ecosystems.
Currently, our efforts are concentrated in Argentina. There, the Natura Argentina team works to promote different projects to create protected areas.
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Natura Argentina, with the support of Natura International, focuses its work on the creation of protected areas.
This is a crucial way to preserve ecosystems.
These are the projects we are working on:
- In the provinces of Córdoba and Santiago del Estero:
A vast wetland, the largest in South America, stretches for kilometers between the provinces of Córdoba, with Laguna Mar Chiquita, and Santiago del Estero, in the area known as Bañados de Río Dulce. In 2022, together with the government of the province of Córdoba, the national government, the National Parks Administration, Aves Argentinas, and other organizations, we managed to convert this territory into a National Park. We continue working on its implementation together with local municipalities and territorial organizations.
- In Mendoza:
We work in the Uspallata´s Valley, where we carry out actions to promote consensus, and we involve different sectors in the process of creating a national park. The objective is to conserve water, biodiversity, and the town’s history, and promote local development through sustainable tourism.
- In the province of Salta:
We promote the conservation of the Chaco forest and high-altitude grasslands and wetlands in territories of great value for the well-being of local communities.
- In La Rioja:
We focus our efforts on the Sierra de Famatina: this extra-Andean system is crowned with glaciers that provide water to the communities in its valleys. It is an area of high mountain ecosystems of spectacular beauty, with significant natural and cultural biodiversity.
Our action areas for conservation work are:
- Linking work with local communities;
- Collaboration with authorities and organizations at the local and national levels;
- Scientific and technical fieldwork to support our conservation programs.