Indigenous Rights, Environmental Change, and Development in South America’s Chaco: Day 1

Event Start Date: April 15, 2021 11:00 AM
Event End Date: April 15, 2021 4:30 PM


69th Annual Conference

Click here to register for Day 1 of the 69th Annual Conference

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

DAY 1 | Luchas indígenas, derechos humanos y conservación ambiental: Perspectivas del frente

Event schedule

All sessions in Spanish.

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11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET Derechos indígenas a la tierra: Autonomías, territorios, vida Delcy Medina y Lino M. Segundo, Charagua Territorio Autónoma de Bolivia
    Dos representantes de Lhaka Honhat, Argentina
    Clemente Dermott y Teodoro Ruiz Dermott, Xákmok Kásek, Paraguay
1:00 - 2:30 pm ET Derechos humanos en tiempos de cambios radicales en relaciones socio-ambientales Adriana Agüero, Tierraviva a los Pueblos Indígenas del Chaco, Paraguay
    Ana Álvarez, Fundación Asociana, Argentina
    Miguel Vargas Delgado, Centro de Estudios Jurídicos e Investigación Social, Bolivia
3:00 - 4:30 pm ET Conservación y Covid-19: Retos y nuevas vías José Luis Cartes, Guyra, Paraguay
    Ivan Arnold, Fundación Nativa, Bolivia
    Verónica Quiroga, Proyecto Yaguareté y CONICET, Argentina
How to attend

Join us on Zoom by registering at this link. The sessions will also be broadcast live on the Center's YouTube channel.

Please note these sessions will be recorded.

Event description

Join us April 15-16 to meet with frontline actors and academics who will share their perspectives on the most pressing contemporary social and environmental issues in South America’s Gran Chaco.

The Gran Chaco is one of Latin America’s most threatened forest ecosystems. Global demand for beef, soybeans, and hydrocarbons are driving a multi-billion dollar infrastructure boom, deforestation, and new migration dynamics across the region. As a result, the Chaco been the site of landmark Indigenous land rights cases, profound social change, and enduring efforts to conserve its threatened landscapes and falling forests.

During this two-day series of round-table discussion and presentations, Indigenous leaders, human rights advocates, conservation organizations, and researchers from Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Canada, and the U.S. will share grounded perspectives from across the region and consider its future.

Click here for information about Day 2 of this conference.

Sponsored by

UF Center for Latin American Studies


UF International Center

UF Office of Research

Tropical Conservation and Development Program

Master of Sustainable Development Practice

UF Department of Anthropology

University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies