In Paraguay, WWF currently has two main objectives:
- To advocate for the extension of the Zero deforestation Law in Oriental Region of Paraguay. The core is to protect the Atlantic forest through an effective set of legislations. Also, this implies the promotion of sustainable forest management and valid economic alternatives.
- To foster a more sustainable use and therefore to protect forest for the benefit of climate, people and nature. The mission is to find a balance between human activities and the use of the forest by implementing a REDD+ program, with the focus on two globally important eco-regions: the Atlantic Forest and the Pantanal.
These challenges set out by WWF in Paraguay require a great deal of patience, intelligence, teamwork and passion in achieving them. The implementation of these goals has allowed me to take part in a range of activities: contributing to a committed office environment, fieldtrips to the forest for workshops with producers and landowners, providing technical support and logistics in the early stages of reforestation efforts, supporting local municipalities, national and forestry authorities in applying forestry laws, meetings about environmental education and the dangers of deforestation as well as lacks of water resources in schools and indigenous communities, the construction of a social conscience on the issue through media networks to educate civil society. These are only but a few of the activities WWF Paraguay has allowed me to discover and assist with.