The second largest country in South America, Argentina covers much of the south the continent and hosts a variety of ecoregions; ranging from dry chaco and puna of the north west to Atlantic Forest in the East, down to the southern grass and shrub lands of Patagonia.
World Land Trust (WLT) supports projects in three distinct regions protecting Yungas Forest in the north, Atlantic Forest in the Eastern province of Misiones and the Coastal Steppe of Patagonia.
Projects in Argentina
Emerald Green Corridor
With only 1 per cent of the original Atlantic Forest remaining in Argentina, the Emerald Green Corridor protects one of the last strongholds of this sub-tropical rainforest in Misiones Province.
El Pantanoso Reserve is located within the northern Argentine Yungas forest and covers around 10,900 acres (4,400 hectares). The reserve is strategically important because it forms a corridor between Calilegua National Park on its southern border and Estancia Urundel, a large tract of contiguous sustainably managed forest.
Estancia la Esperanza
Now designated a Wildlife Refuge by the provincial government, Estancia la Esperanza (Ranch of Hopes) was purchased with the support of WLT in 2000 and lies within the buffer zone of the Valdes Peninsula a UNESCO World Heritage Site and important tourist destination for the region.