Latin America

The world's most biodiverse region...
is at a turning point.

Latin America is the land of jaguars and sloths, pink river dolphins and humpback whales, condors and macaws. With a third of the planet’s freshwater, more than a quarter of the earth’s forests, and 40 percent of the world’s species, Latin America is a biodiversity powerhouse.
But, as the largest food exporting region on the planet, and amid a development boom, Latin America’s deforestation rate is triple that of the rest of the world. Facing growing water scarcity, one out of eight people lacks access to clean drinking water. More than 83 percent of its tropical species have been lost in the past four decades.
Our purpose is clear- to protect biodiversity, as well as safeguard the future of humanity. At this critical turning point, our water, food security, economic and social stability are crucial for our survival.
The nature we depend on depends on us.

From Mexico’s Baja California in the north to Argentina’s Patagonia on the continent’s southern tip, The Nature Conservancy’s work in Latin America spans 15 countries:

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Over the past 40 years, our work in Latin America has expanded from site-based projects to a whole-system approach that integrates protected areas, indigenous territories, freshwater, oceans, and infrastructure development
Latin America Conservation Council

What Latin American challenge could bring together more than 30 CEOs and political leaders? Conservation, of course! The Nature Conservancy has convened an unprecedented group of influential individuals who will collaborate on the design and implementation of a set of projects aimed at addressing the region’s most pressing issues: water security, food security, and infrastructure development. Learn more about the Latin America Conservation Council




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