Ansenuza National Park Project (Argentina)
As part of the Wyss Campaign for Nature, the Wyss Foundation is investing up to $5.8 million to help Aves Argentinas, Argentina’s oldest conservation group, acquire and conserve approximately 65,000 acres of wetlands along the northern shore of South America’s largest saline lake, Mar Chiquita. These purchases will enable the creation of a more than 1.5 million acre Ansenuza National Park in the Province of Córdoba. This new publicly-owned park will protect an area that is critical to migrating birds, including three species of flamingos, as well as the home of the endangered maned wolf. The project, which is a joint initiative of the Province and President Macri's Administration and enjoys the support of local municipalities, will help conserve the area’s incredible natural values and support local, sustainable, nature-based tourism and economic development.