Paraguay is the meeting point for many different eco-regions which, together, create a rich and unique variety of wildlife habitats. World Land Trust (WLT) is funding the protection of habitat in three distinct regions: the Dry Chaco, the Chaco-Pantanal wetlands and the Atlantic Forest.

 
 

Projects in Paraguay

 

Chaco Pantanal

The Chaco-Pantanal is a unique transition zone between the Dry Chaco grasslands to the west and the world’s largest wetland – the Pantanal – to the east.

Camp Iris

Campo Iris is a reserve in Paraguay’s Dry Chaco (dry savanna grassland), created to protect rare mammals and raise awareness of the diversity of wildlife and the threats to the habitat.

San Rafael

San Rafael represents one of the best remaining patches of Atlantic Forest in eastern Paraguay and is of outstanding biodiversity importance.

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Paraguay Forest Conservation Project

The Paraguay Forest Conservation Project has two components in different threatened habitats, aiming to protect sufficient forest threatened with clearance to prevent the emission of approximately 220,000 tonnes of CO2e into the atmosphere over a 20 year period.

The conservation actions here are REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), conserving forest where it is highly threatened by clearance and thus avoiding the release of carbon. This has allowed WLT to finance the programme through carbon the Carbon Balanced Programme.

This project has been certified under a world-leading set of standards for carbon offsetting, the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standard, to Gold level for its exceptional benefits.