1 Tahrcountry Musings: New Paraguay reserve for giant otters, armadillos and anteaters

Thursday, March 02, 2006

New Paraguay reserve for giant otters, armadillos and anteaters

A new nature reserve in Paraguay will protect some of the world's rarest mammals,the Giant Otter, Giant Anteater and Giant Armadillo. The new reserve is being set up by the legacy in memory of Sid Templar a British Businessman based in Halesworth. The acquisition is handled by England's Suffolk-based conservation organisation World Land Trust (WLT) and the reserve will be owned and managed by Guyra Paraguay, a non-government organisation working in partnership with the World Land Trust. The reserve will also protect a healthy numbers of jaguars, which feed mostly on capybaras (a giant aquatic relative of the Guinea Pig) and caiman (South American crocodiles). There is also spectacular array of birds including the Hyacinth Macaw.

Great stuff. Here is an example for other corporate houses to follow. Many developing countries are strapped for cash when it comes to conservation of wildlife.

3 comments:

Bobby Kurian said...

This is great. Corporate houses minting money should plough a portion of their dough for conservation activities.A small gesture for future generations.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kurian. Why not a mandatory requirement from corporate houses for conservation?The British example is wonderful and should act as a primer.

JLB said...

This sounds wonderful!