- » Successful crowdfunding campaign means expansion on the horizon for PLT. Contribute here.
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- » New lizard described, found only at Laguna Blanca and nowhere else in the world!
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- » How technology is taking conservation science to the next level - PLT in The Guardian.
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- » Joe awarded Rufford Foundation grant to study white-winged nightjar
- » PLT finalist in Wyse Volunteer & Travel Awards
- » Essential Travel - Travel the world with volunteer work
- » Earth Times - Para La Tierra fights back
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- » PLT featured on the IUCN website
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Para la Tierra
Conservation in Paraguay
We’re a not-for-profit conservation organisation that protects habitats and species in Paraguay through scientific investigation, community engagement and environmental education, promoting sustainable development. We believe in a responsible approach to tourism where visitors contribute to social, scientific and conservation projects that are designed to have a positive impact on Paraguay.
Paraguay is a little-known and understudied country that connects highly biodiverse habitats from better-known countries, including the Atlantic Forest of Argentina, the Cerrado of Brazil and the Gran Chaco of Bolivia, making Paraguay one of the most biodiverse of all. Unfortunately, it receives very little international attention.
Our main aim is to help to protect these globally endangered habitats and their inhabitants. We do this by a variety of methods including recruiting volunteers to help and working with the local communities. We strive to work towards sustainability, promoting inclusion and equality for all.
Help us achieve more
Since April 2010 we’ve welcomed more than 400 ecologically minded visitors to assist with more than 60 distinct projects in Paraguay. We’ve discovered more than 50 new species for Paraguay, including eight reptiles, an armadillo and many insects. Read more about our discoveries in our scientific publications.
Para La Tierra is a small team of dedicated conservationists working together to protect the incredible biodiversity of Paraguay’s amazing habitats. Our successes stems from our huge network of volunteers and supporters who have helped contribute to share our mission and vision.