News / 15 June 2023

Biocultural corridors to restore the La Plata Basin

Even a region like the South American La Plata Basin, known for it's majestic rivers and wetlands, is struggling with drought. A group of organisations united in the Wetlands without Borders network strive to turn the tide.

While on the one hand they fight the negative developments that lead to the dehydration of the region's waterways, swamps and lakes, like canalisation, hydropower dams, mining and agribusiness, on the other hand they form positive solutions that help to restore the ecosystem while at the same time contribute to the livelihoods of local communities.

Apart from the promotion of agroecology by training farmers, building networks and even setting up a local "agroecological stamp" that shows a food product is of local, agroecological origin, they also work on the restoration of the region's waterways and forests through the installation of biocultural corridors. With these corridors, they reconnect similar natural habitats and communities that share common socio-cultural practices, so as to strengthen their resilience.



Drought in Pilar, Paraguay in 2022
Photo by Sobrevivencia


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Medicinal garden of the eco-farm Yvapuruva, Paraguay
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This article has been published due to the International Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, installed by the UN Convention on Desertification and Drought (UNCCD) on June 17th. Here you find other articles from this series.

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