The Patagonian Grasslands Conservation Project
Stretching from the foothills of the Andes to the Atlantic coast of Argentina, the Patagonian grasslands are a reminder of untamed wilderness and wide-open plains. Across an expanse of 240 million acres, the region boasts a wealth of natural resources.
Despite being arid and semi-arid, these temperate grasslands support many plant and animal species. They are also crucial for conserving healthy soils, controlling erosion, cycling nutrients and maintaining clean water sources.
Unfortunately, Patagonia faces important obstacles to a sustainable future. In March 2008, the Conservancy established a project in Argentina, to join and build upon efforts already in place to conserve the country’s temperate grasslands. Learn more about the Patagonia Grasslands Conservation Project...
Photo by Chris Pague
Latest News & Features
Nature Conservancy´s Magazine feature story on Patagonia.
How sheep ranchers are reviving the region´s grasslands.
Patagonia team recalls five years of grasslands conservation.
Highest Priority Biodiversity Areas Mapped for the First Time in the Patagonian Steppe and Shrublands
The Nature Conservancy, together with WCS and the Argentine National Parks Administration, has published a new book marking the first detailed scientifically-evaluated analysis of the highest priority biodiversity areas in Patagonia.
Watch a slideshow of some of the landscapes, flora and fauna of Patagonia Grasslands and find out what we are doing to protect them.
The Nature Conservancy is part of the sustainable wool partnership with Ovis XXI and Patagonia Inc. aimed at restoring 15 million acres of grasslands across Patagonia.