Tag Archives: South America

Venezuelan Coastal Mangroves are shrinking

Venezuela is estimated to have four percent of the world’s mangroves. A unique and ecologically diverse mangrove woodland lines miles of Venezuelan coastline, on the northernmost extreme of South America. The Venezuelan mangroves span over 2,200 square miles, ranking as … Continue reading

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South American Gran Chaco is facing a threat of extreme habitat destruction

A study on deforestation in the Great American Chaco showed that in 2012 a total of 539,233 hectares were deforested, this leads an average of 1,473 hectares per day, indicating a rapid annual increase. In 2010, were 266,118 hectares and … Continue reading

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The spider monkey, the most endangered primate in South America

In critically endangered. This lists the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the species of spider monkeys, Ateles hybridus, whose species is localized mainly in Colombia and Venezuela. The spider monkey, also called Coata, is the name given to … Continue reading

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Lithium the “white gold” that abounds in the Andes, another hope for clean energy

Two years ago the U.S. edition of Forbes magazine published an article in which it called for the Andean region of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina as the “lithium of Saudi Arabia “. It is the lightest metal, its density is … Continue reading

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Heavy metals also contaminate the Pilcomayo River

It has been many reports we have shown to the media and environmental organizations in South America in relation to the pollution and deterioration of the Pilcomayo River. Shared by Bolivia (31 percent), Argentina (25 percent) and Paraguay (44 percent) … Continue reading

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Rains and drought confront to the regions in the Gran Chaco

The Great American Chaco is one of the major geographic regions of South America, located in the Southern Cone, which extends from the current territories of in the Regionof the Great Argentinean North , Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay, between the … Continue reading

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