The virgin forest reserve "Cordillera San Rafael" is located in southeastern Paraguay. The sanctuary is 73.000 hectare (730 km²) in size and is one of the last remaining larger sections of Atlantic Forest.
One of our important tasks is environmental education at schools in the surrounding communities and in the small farmer communities to promote environmental consciousness for the forest.
Our Park Rangers
The most important conservation measure is the monitoring of the park.
The Atlantic Forest
The Atlantic Forest is one of the earth's most endangered ecological systems.
We are an organization dedicated to the conservation of one of the last remaining remnants of Atlantic Forest in southeastern Paraguay. Our work focuses on forest monitoring, purchasing forest property, and developing sustainable land use practices in the surrounding areas. More about Pro Cosara »
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most vulnerable and biologically diverse ecosystems on earth. While the forest once covered nearly 2 million km², today a mere seven percent remains. The San Rafael Nature Reserve is one of the last and largest remnants of Atlantic Forest. More about San Rafael »
In order to continue working for the reserve's conservation it is critical that we continue receiving your support so that we can continue employing park guards, conducting aerial patrols and buying forest properties. This is the only way to protect San Rafael! Please contribute! How you can help us »