Conservation in Argentina
Dry forest are considered the most threatened tropical forest type globally, based on rates of deforestation and other threats, and they are no exception in Argentina and neighboring countries. An urgent need for fieldwork has been identified in the remnant Andean Piedmont forests of NW Argentina and SW Bolivia, which are under extreme pressure of deforestation and clearing for agriculture such as soybean cultivation and cattle ranching. Dry forest in eastern Paraguay is under similar or even stronger pressure, and needs more study with the collaboration of local researchers. But it is paramount to support the establishment of preserved areas in southern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay, together with the strengthening of existing reserves in NW and NE Argentina.