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Project Details

Fundación Para La Tierra is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of fragile habitats in Paraguay.

Located in the quaint city of Pilar, Para La Tierra is a Paraguayan NGO that is protecting habitats in Paraguay, a country with a record of extreme habitat loss. Since 2010, we have been achieving this mission through scientific research, community engagement and environmental education.

Para La Tierra is currently the only year-round scientific research station in Paraguay and has been working on the first inventory of the Ñeembucú wetlands. With the help of our interns and volunteers, we have discovered 100 new faunal records for the area in under four years, frequently publishing our studies in peer-reviewed publications. We are also caring for the country’s second largest natural reference collection.

Our vision is to change the course of Paraguayan environmentalism by inspiring people to appreciate the value of nature. We are working together with the Paraguayan government, local community members, national and international NGOs, and national and international volunteers and interns to protect Paraguay’s unique environment.

Para La Tierra achieves this mission through three primary programs: Scientific Research, Community Engagement, and Environmental Education.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organization
Foundation Year
2010
Contact Person
Olivia Zickgraf
Olivia Zickgraf
Spoken Languages
German
Spanish
English

Social Impact

Para La Tierra is engaged in several conservation initiatives with local authorities and landowners. We also transformed the way that Paraguayan youth learn about their environment by founding the Eco-Club ‘Voces de la Naturaleza’ in 2015. We built a curriculum focused on developing young Eco-Leaders, ready to drive change. Working with schoolteachers, government officials, and other small companies, our Eco-Clubs reach hundreds of children across Paraguay every week!

We offer a great variety of placements that interns and volunteers can take part in. While interning or volunteering with us, you will also have the chance to get a taste of our other projects so that you will be able to make lots of different experiences.

No matter if you just finished high school, trying to figure out your next steps, are currently studying, or just finished university, we can help you gain valuable experience to get you kicked start on your career path.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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