Andean Flamingo Conservation Group – GCFA

Natura International collaborates with the Andean Flamingos Conservation Group (GCFA) in conducting a coordinated surveys of wetlands flamingo populations in the summer and fall in the southern Andean countries. These surveys provide key information needed to achieve an integrated management system for the higher Andean wetlands and important associated ecosystems for high-Andean flamingos.

Natura International coordinates the aerial flamingo survey for Mar Chiquita, a major wintering ground for Andean flamingos and many other waterbirds.  This survey contributes valuable information about flamingo population fluctuations, as well as their habitat use and breeding behaviour.  This survey also collects population information of other waterbirds species and the lagoon’s general situation.

The main focus of the survey is directed to census the two rarest Flamingo species and the wetlands they occupy: James’s Flamingo (Phoenicopterus jamesi) and Andean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinus).

The 2018 survey counted more than 250,000 individuals of the three flamingo species in Mar Chiquita.

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Formed in 1946, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the largest and most diverse environmental network worldwide, comprising more than 1,300 governmental and non-governmental organizations and many specialist groups.

Natura International is part of the IUCN’s Conservation and Connectivity Specialist Group (CGSG), which was formed in 2016 with the objective of proposing scientific information and policies to back landscape conservation and ecological connectivity. The CGSG is currently comprised of more than 350 members, from more than 70 different countries.

Latin American Alliance for Jaguar and other Neotropical Felines’ Conservation

The Latin American Alliance for Jaguar and other Neotropical Felines’ Conservation was created in order to pool research, conservation and education efforts, for all 11 feline species found in Latin America, as well as their habitats. The jaguar is particularly important, and Argentina forms part of the Jaguar (Yaguarete) biological corridor.  Natura International is part of this alliance, with the aim of implementing conservation efforts in the areas where we work.