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Para La Tierra
Conservation in Paraguay
We’re a not-for-profit conservation organisation that protects habitats and species in Paraguay through scientific research and community outreach. We also promote a responsible approach to reserve management where tourists contribute to social, scientific and conservation projects that are designed to have a positive impact on Paraguay.
Save our species
The White-winged Nightjar is an endangered species known to breed in only three locations in the world. One of these is at Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca, home to Para La Tierra. Thanks to recent funding from the Rufford Foundation, Para La Tierra's science team is actively researching the White-winged Nightjar population. Using radio transmitters, the research team is investigating the foraging activity, breeding behavior and emigration rate of the local population.
The Crisis of the Chaco
The Gran Chaco Plain is South America's largest dry forest and Paraguay's most threatened habitat. Due to advancements in agricultural technologies, land that was once considered too arid for planting has now become the perfect place for soy plantations and cattle ranches. In 2012 alone, 10% of Paraguay's Chaco was purchased, burnt and converted to agriculture. Para La Tierra is planning to expand into the Chaco habitat and fight against widespread deforestation occuring in the area.
Help us achieve more
Since April 2010 we’ve welcomed more than 250 ecologically minded visitors to assist with more than 40 distinct projects at Reserva Natural Laguna Blanca. We’ve discovered more than 50 new species for Paraguay, including five snakes, an armadillo and a frog. Read more about our discoveries by downloading our scientific publications.