The South
American Chaco

for Impact

To ensure sustainable and inclusive management of forest, water, and land resources in the South American Chaco and to foster the development of a new economy in the region.

Shared Agenda
for Action
  • Position the South American Chaco locally and globally as a common good and a platform for development, both for Chaco communities and for the world.
  • Promote participatory governance in the region, ensuring the inclusion of indigenous and rural communities in processes for decision-making and citizen oversight.
  • Encourage the development of sustainable production models that are well-suited for Chaco ecosystems.


Aerial view of “El Impenetrable” National Park.
"El Impenetrable" National Park is created

On October 24, 2014, both houses of the Argentine Congress unanimously passed Law 26.996, creating the largest national park in northern Argentina and a symbol of biodiversity in the South American Chaco: El Impenetrable National Park, with a surface area of over 321,000 acres.


Voices from the Field

Facundo Etchebehere

Director of Corporate Affairs for Danone, Argentina

Emiliano Ezcurra

Banco de Bosques, Argentina

Riccardo Tiddi

Camp Coordinator for NGOs in Nueva Población, Argentina

Andrés Abecasis

Fundación Avina in

Increased access to water in the South American Chaco

Inspired and supported by the Articulación del Semiárido Brasileño (ASA), Redes Chaco launched the Sed Cero (Zero Thirst) program to guarantee access to safe water in rural communities of the South American Chaco through the coordinated efforts of various stakeholders.

The family that serves as caretakers of the La Higuerita area, in Tulumba Norte, Córdoba, Argentina, at a cistern construction site during the “Unidos por el Agua” (“United for Water”) campaign, part of the Sed Cero (Zero Thirst) program. Photo courtesy of Plurales- SedCero.

Principal Allies in 2014