Ranked among the WWF’s 200 eco-regions of global importance, a single hectare of the Upper Parana Atlantic Forest can house up to 450 species of native tree. But at the same time the forest also ranks among the world’s most threatened rainforests – 80% of the forest has disappeared in the last 50 years.
The Paraguay Biodiversidad initiative looks to change this reality. Since 2010, the project – with funds from the Global Environment Facility and executed by ITAIPU Binacional with support from the World Bank – has worked to boost conservation in the region. Sail with us across the Itaipú Binacional reservoir and take a look at the conservation works to reconnect the forest.