As part of the International Year of Biodiversity, the Natural History Museum London(NHM) is sending an expedition into the Paraguayan Dry Chaco. Collaboration between NHM, Ministry of the Environment (National Museum of Natural History, Paraguay (MNHNP)) and World Land Trust (WLT) project partner Guyra Paraguay along with funding from NHM supporters, has enabled the one month expedition to get underway. The focus will be on the unique biodiversity of the Chaco, including the Cerro Chovoreca National Park, one of the areas WLT is supporting in the Defending the Chaco Appeal.
This is a groundbreaking expedition into an area where little exploration has ever taken place. One of the aims is to raise awareness of Paraguayan biodiversity and to provide conservationists with vital information and increased knowledge of this critically threatened habitat.