Track through the inner Atlantic Rainforest of South America and you can still stumble on the Guarani – indigenous Indian communities – and if you are not careful jaguars as well. But these creatures are barely surviving. Once upon a time the forest covered more than a million square kilometres of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Today only 6% of it is left and much of it has been felled to make way for tree plantations. This story is about the efforts of three countries, backed by some major and many smaller environmental organizations, to conserve what’s left of the Atlantic Forest. They are creating a ‘Trinational Green Corridor’, in the vicinity of the magnificent Iguazu waterfalls. It links the remaining ‘green islands’ of forest and creates some new protected areas to form a continuous corridor ensuring that animal populations can move freely between them.
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