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Indigenous group and NGO establish crucial corridor in vanishing Atlantic Forest

Last month, 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.
"The agreement that has been reached is truly ground-breaking, and it’s been heralded as such by the government of Misiones. In my view, it is probably the most important land purchase the WLT will ever make, because of the innovations involved and the wealth of biodiversity it protects."
- John Burton the head of World Land Trust (WLT

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Young Guarani girl in Misiones. Photo by: World Land Trust.



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Indigenous group and NGO establish crucial corridor in vanishing Atlantic Forest

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Thu May 17, 2012
Last month, 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.

Rescuing children from a trash dump this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun June 12, 2011
Elena Duron Miranda once witnessed children eating and collecting items from a trash dump in Bariloche, Argentina. Today, her nonprofit, PETISOS, helps keep about 200 children out of the dump and enrolled in school.

Argentina protects its glaciers by law

Source: ENN, Sun October 24, 2010
Argentina enacted a new law that protects the country's glaciers , in a global context where climate change threatens the large bodies of ice and there are risks of different polluting activities.

A pioneering solar energy project is using green technology to improve the lives of isolated village

Source: Yahoo! Green, Tue October 27, 2009
A pioneering solar energy project is using green technology to improve the lives of isolated villagers living beyond the reach of power lines on Argentina's windswept Andean plains.

Rare Dolphins by the Hundreds Found in Bangladesh

Source: ENS, Sun April 19, 2009
The discovery of 6,000 rare dolphins in Bangladesh and new guidelines for marine wildlife viewing in the Pacific Islands are among the announcements made this week at the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas underway on the island of Maui.

“Bizarre” New Dinosaur: Giant Raptor Found in Argentina

Source: National Geographic, Mon December 22, 2008
Patagonia Region, Argentina - Scientists have discovered what they say is a completely unexpected new giant dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in Argentina.

Argentina:  New Movement to Combat Poverty

Source: Inter Press Service, Mon November 03, 2008
Buenos Aires, Argentina - A new movement formed by a host of political, social, labour and cultural organisations of Argentina launched an action plan Friday to reduce poverty and child mortality and to promote more equal distribution of wealth.

Whale-Watching Report: Whales More Valuable Alive Than Dead

Source: TreeHugger.com, Mon July 14, 2008
Santiago, Chile - From origami whale campaigns to Mr. Splashy Pants, it's pretty obvious that those big, intelligent and lovable cetaceans are massively popular.

Secretary Rice Honors International Women of Courage

Source: America.gov, Sat March 15, 2008
Washington, D.C., USA - In the first ceremony of its kind at the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice March 7 paid tribute to 10 women from around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership. The honorees represented Afghanistan, Argentina, Indonesia, Iraq, Latvia, Maldives, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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