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See more of this biodiverse country
With support from the Akron Zoo Conservation Fund, Para La Tierra will be running expeditions to different habitats in Paraguay.
Our goal is to increase biomonitoring efforts across the entire country to give us a better understanding of Paraguay’s understudied fauna. Expeditions are intense field-work trips to Paraguay's most biodiverse habitats. There are opportunities for interns to participate during these trips, so please inquire about dates after your application.
Chaco Lodge and Laguna Capitan:
Jaguars, armadillos and flamingos. Join our research team to monitor the fauna of the threatened Dry Chaco, establishing a baseline to compare future results.
Capuchin monkeys, frogs and butterflies. The country’s largest remaining fragment of Atlantic Forest. Nominated for protection decades ago, this amazing refuge still hasn’t been formally declared a national park. Help our researchers gather more data to prove once and for all the importance of Paraguay’s last piece of Atlantic Forest.
Chaco peccaries, owl monkeys and capybara. One of the strongholds during the Chaco war, now home to a peccary breeding program and one of the most beautiful sites in the Chaco. Tapir are still sighted here regularly despite the encroaching deforestation. It’s one of the few pockets of biodiversity left in this area.
Flooded Plains of Ñeembucú:
Puma, caiman, and jabiru. Ñeembucú is the only department in all of Paraguay that doesn’t have a single nature reserve. Due to the intermittent flooding of the area, this habitat has been largely forgotten by citizens and visitors alike. The native wildlife, on the other hand, still flourishes in the expansive wetlands.
We’re working with local land owners at each of these sites to establish the biodiversity of the area and determine which areas are in the most need of protection.