Year 2019 Bolivia, Brazil, Global, Paraguay


As a part of the initiative, WWF partnered with two former Peace Corps volunteers in Paraguay to conduct 44 interviews (18 women, 26 men) in communities along the Paraguay River. The Paraguay River provides a diverse array of ecosystem services for people and wildlife and flows through the world’s largest tropical wetland, the Pantanal. Spanning 42 million acres and three countries—Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay—the Pantanal supports more than 4,700 species of plants and animals. Since 2018, WWF has worked with a range of stakeholders, from communities to governments, in all three countries, to achieve transboundary conservation and sustainable development of the Pantanal.