Tribe partners to protect Argentina’s most endangered forest
Mongabay.com, 17 May 2012

CALIFORNIA, USA: Three Guarani communities, the local Argentine government of Misiones, and the UK-based NGO World Land Trust forged an agreement to create a nature reserve connecting three protected areas in the fractured, and almost extinct, Atlantic Forest. Dubbed the Emerald Green Corridor, the reserve protects 3,764 hectares (9,301 acres) in Argentina; although relatively small, the land connects three other protected areas creating a combined conservation area (41,000 hectares) in the greater Yaboti Biosphere Reserve. The establishment of the Emerald Green Corridor, which was purchased from logging company Moconá Forestal, ends 16 years of the Guarani communities fighting for their traditional lands. The land will now be considered Traditional Indigenous Land, while the indigenous community is currently working on a conservation management plan to protect the forest and its species. Read the article …

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