CSS - Argentina: Fundación Temaikèn
Based in Argentina, this Center is an alliance between the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Fundación Temaikèn. Its mission is to strengthen biodiversity conservation strategies in Argentina and Latin America, doing so by connecting key actors to strengthen local and regional capacity and promoting evaluation, planning and implementation of conservation actions in the region. The CSS Argentina (CSS-ARG) operates from the Fundación Temaikèn facilities in Escobar, province of Buenos Aires.
2. Identification and selection of flagship species to implement methodologies and monitor projects.
3. Ex-situ conservation
Supporting the Species Conservation
We work with the yellow cardinal, one of the most trafficked species in the world. The yellow cardinal is a species globally categorized as "Endangered" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The objective of this programme is to mitigate the impact of illegal trafficking on the species and to recover the health and behaviour of confiscated animals for their subsequent reintegration into the wild.
Only approximately 200 hectares of the Cerrado biome have been identified in Argentina and are present as a relictual in the province of Misiones. In the town of San Ignacio at least 8 endemic plant species with populations of as many as only 18 individuals have been registered. The critical state of its populations makes it extremely necessary to face in-situ and ex-situ projects.
This provides a great opportunity to preserve this unique ecosystem, connecting it to a biological corridor and to conservation programs which are currently underway and which have begun to tackle threats such as the presence of exotic grass, waste dumps and motorcycle circuits in the surrounding areas.
Meet our team
Paula Gonzalez Ciccia
Director. Paula is a biologist with experience in managing integrated conservation projects based on intersectoral and inter-jurisdictional articulation and cooperative management of species.