Towards environmentally sustainable and socially responsible governance of La Plata Basin

Towards environmentally sustainable and socially responsible governance of La Plata Basin

Towards environmentally sustainable and socially responsible governance of La Plata Basin

Wetlands without Borders

About the region

The La Plata Basin is the world’s largest connected freshwater wetland system. It is rich in biodiversity and serves as a crucial regulator of local and global weather and climate. It is also important to the social and economic well-being of millions of people.

About the programme

Preservation of the La Plata Basin is essential for protecting the region from flood and drought, and preserving the quality of life of its inhabitants. Wetlands without Borders aims for the preservation and restoration of the La Plata Basin and to promote sustainable development in the region.

Free flowing rivers

Free flowing rivers

The myriad rivers that together form the La Plata Basin are essential for the health of the wetland area and its people. They are the natural habitat of countless species. They are a source of food and water for drinking, washing and irrigation. They are a means of...

Civic participation

Civic participation

Millions of people depend on the ecosystems of the La Plata Basin, either directly or indirectly. Rural communities make a living through fishing, small-scale agriculture and tourism. They use the water for drinking, irrigation, washing and travel. People in the...

Agroecology

Agroecology

The governments of the La Plata Basin are heavily promoting the production and expansion of large-scale export-oriented industrial agribusiness, mainly soy and cattle. Intensive production of animals and crops has had a devastating impact on the La Plata Basin...

Biocultural corridors

Biocultural corridors

The La Plata Basin was once comprised of interconnected ecosystems – jungles, savannahs, grasslands and wetlands – joined together via the water. Today, the region’s intact natural and cultural habitats are mainly found in fragmented protected areas and indigenous...

Fires in the Paraná Delta show urgent need for a Wetlands Law

Fires in the Paraná Delta show urgent need for a Wetlands Law

In Argentina, the wetlands of the Paraná Delta are burning. The fires, caused by human activity and aggrevated by climate change, clearly show the wetlands need protection. The Argentinian organisations that form part of the Wetlands without Borders programme are...

Tres años en llamas

Tres años en llamas

Desde FARN, Fundación CAUCE, Casa Río y Taller Ecologista expresamos nuestra extrema preocupación por el sostenido estado de emergencia socioambiental que atraviesa el Delta del Paraná y por la inacción de los gobiernos de Entre Ríos, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires y de la...

Materiales sobre bajante y depredación de peces en el río Paraná

Materiales sobre bajante y depredación de peces en el río Paraná

En el marco de los Encuentros de Territorialidad del programa Humedales Sin Fronteras, organizaciones, activistas, integrantes de la comunidad académica y científica, y personas interesadas en una construcción colectiva de gobernanza de los territorios, definimos, en...