Fundacion Para La Tierra

At Para La Tierra, we specialize in training young biologists in the skills they need to enter further education or the job market. Based in Paraguay, the ‘heart of South America,’ we are the country’s only year-round research station. Over the past 9 years, we have published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and discovered a few new species for science. Along the way, over 250 interns have helped contribute to the better understanding of Paraguay’s understudied habitats.


Our research base is located in the city of Pilar, a beautiful location in the south of Paraguay, and the gateway to the Ñeembucú Wetland Complex (NWC). The NWC is composed of a mosaic of habitats, including grasslands, marches and humid Chaco. Deep forests lining the rivers and streams running through the area are bursting with wildlife, while river monsters the size of small cars lurk in the murky waters.

Fundacion Para La Tierra Remote
Jun 04, 2020
Remote Office - Work from Home
What we offer:  This online course offers a unique view into the realities of primatological field research through the eyes of our resident Primatologist and National Geographic Explorer Rebecca Smith. The course will provide your students with An overview of the order primates A broad understanding of primate behavior An introduction to different field techniques (and how they can be applied to different studies) Exposure to the process of designing a field project A global perspective on different aspects of primate conservation Course Design:  The course consists of four modules, each taught through video lectures that can be worked through at the student’s own pace. Each module has a recommended reading list and will conclude with a short ‘home-work assignment’ to evaluate progress. The course's total duration is estimated to be 30 hours. Participants will be invited to join a one-on-one Skype session with the Rebecca Smith to discuss questions they have about...