The Nature Conservancy is helping protect Argentina’s temperate grasslands through three main strategies: Supporting the creation and consolidation of public protected areas; contributing to develop a framework for private protected areas; and promoting best practices in sustainable grazing in these fragile arid grasslands.
In the south of Argentina, up to 90% of land is privately owned and used for grazing . Because inadequate grazing management has contributed to extreme habitat loss in these fragile arid grasslands, the Conservancy is applying its decades of global experience working with landowners to promote sustainable sheep grazing.
In 2008, the Conservancy opened an office in Bariloche, in the Rio Negro Province of Argentina, in Patagonia. Prior to 2008, we supported conservation efforts for several years through work with partner organizations by:
The Conservancy’s conservation work in Argentina today concentrates on the country’s Patagonian grasslands —one of the world’s least protected and most threatened habitats.