Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Biogeography

Field trip to the Chaco


Last month we visited the Argentinean Chaco in an epic trip through the long roads of the north of Argentina. In this first image you can see in yellow our round trip crossing the provinces of Chaco, Formosa,  Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman and Cordoba (clockwise and in blue). The purple line represents the ecoregions of the south-american Chaco (Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina).

Chaco trip 2012


The northern area of the argentinean Chaco was a delight of green colours and fauna:

Chaco forest


Border of Chaco forest



To the south of this region we saw the real intensification of the land with thousands of hectares under crop and intensive pastures:

Intensive soya


Soya detail


Intensive pastures

Intensive pastures2

Intensive pastures


Isolated traditional "puestos"


Overall: unforgetable stories, a lot learnt and very good experiences!!


Palo borracho