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Natural Sciences

Latin America & the Caribbean


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  • Laguna Negra, Rocha Biosphere Reserve, Uruguay

The country hosts the Regional bureau for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, located in Montevideo, which is also the Cluster Office covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Uruguay participates in various science-related projects, one of which focuses on the integrated management of the northern shore of the Rio de la Plata, with an emphasis on the resolution of conflicts over resource use.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) La Plata River Basin case study More

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserve (WNBRs)

Earth Sciences

- Global correlation of A-type granites and related rocks, their mineralization, and significance in lithospheric evolution (IGCP, Project 510)

- Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions (IGCP, Project 495)

- Neoproterozoic Ice Ages (IGCP, Project 512)

- Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry and Management of Coastal Aquifers on the Atlantic Coast of South America (IGCP, Project 519)

Coasts and Small Islands

- Integrated coastal management, Rio de la Plata (ECOPLATA)

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