The organizations of the group La Plata Basin – Gran Chaco work with local communities on issues relating to training and institutional strengthening, land management, environmental monitoring, and the condition of specific resources such as fisheries and water management, wetlands and productive systems.
- Fundación Urundei / Salta, Argentina
- Fundación PROTEGER / Santa Fe, Argentina
- Fundación Yangareko / Santa Cruz, Bolivia
- FUNGIR / Formosa, Argentina
- Fundación Gran Chaco / Formosa, Argentina
The map shows the organizations involved in the initiative and the area of work.
Its mission is to work in and for a living ecosystem, culturally and biologically diverse, supporting the actions of the people of the region to minimize environmental degradation and to build a future in which humans live in harmony and balance with their nature. Urundei aims to support private and public organizations to achieve efficient and sustainable use of natural resources, for environmental preservation and social welfare.
Location: Salta, Argentina
Its aim is to support the conservation of biological diversity and cultural, economic and social development. Strengthen participation in protected area management and governance issues in the conservation of natural resources. Support the generation and development of innovative tools to achieve an integrated approach to governance and management of protected areas and their areas of influence, such as buffer zones. The valuation of environmental services in protected areas and beyond. Support the conservation of natural resources, whether they are independent, alternative or complementary to the public and private protected areas.
Headquarters: Santa Cruz, and San Pablo de Villamontes Huacareta, Bolivia
The Fundación para la Gestión e Investigación Regional (FUNGIR), works with indigenous and traditional populations who have expressed their concern in various ways for the lack of access to power and their operational mechanisms, to participate in negotiations on the territory, environment, development of rationally environmental production systems, and the protection of biodiversity in terms of equity.
Location: Formosa, Argentina
Fundación Gran Chaco
It operates in the province of Formosa, promotes sustainable development and improving the quality of life for community members of the South American Gran Chaco. From the “Proyectarte” Fundación Gran Chaco supports the development of a network of Indigenous women associations “that produce handicrafts in the states of Ramon Lista and Bermejo Formosa Province. The work aims to strengthen organizational capacity, improve production system and achieve sustainable and fair trade, contributing to the process of empowerment of women.
Venue: Formosa, Argentina
Headquartered in Santa Fe and a representation in Reconquista, Argentina, PROTEGER works since 1991 in the north of the country, primarily in riverside communities bordering the rivers Paraná and Paraguay in the humid Chaco. Its central programs are Water, Wetlands and Fisheries, aimed mainly at sustainable management of Ramsar sites, and Adding Value, focused on production and fair trade with fishermen. Communication and press is another active program reaching regional and international levels.
Headquarters: Santa Fe and Reconquista, Argentina
Spanish version: http://www.cuencadelplata-granchaco.org/quienes-somos/