The Nature Conservancy is helping protect Argentina’s temperate grasslands

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

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New Push for Global Land Conservation

The Nature Conservancy in Argentina participated in the First Meeting of the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) held in Berlin, October 19-21, with a presentation on the Conservancy’s conservation work in Patagonia, Argentina. The meeting served as the Network’s official launch and reflects the growing importance of private and civic land conservation.

Smart Planning for Nature

The Nature Conservancy entered a formal Cooperation Agreement with the Province of Chubut in Patagonia to collaborate on infrastructure development in the region –mostly related to energy—with the goal of no net impact to nature in surrounding lands and waters.


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