University of Florida CLAS 69th Annual Conference: Indigenous Rights, Environmental Change and Development in South America's Chaco

When: April 15, 2021 11:00am to April 16, 2021 4:30pm

Join us to meet with frontline actors and academics who will share their perspectives on the most pressing contemporary social and environmental issues in South America's Gran Chaco in this conference sponsored in part by the University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies.

The Gran Chaco is one of Latin America's most threatened forest ecosystems. Global demand for beef, soybeans and hydrocarbons are driving a multi-billion dollar infrastructure boom, deforestation and new migration dynamics across the region. As a result, the Chaco has been the site of landmark Indigenous land rights cases, profound social change and enduring efforts to conserve its threatened landscapes and falling forests.

During this two-day series of roundtable discussion and presentations, Indigenous leaders, human rights advocates, conservation organizations and researchers from Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, Canada and the U.S. will share grounded perspectives from across the region and consider its future.

Full agendas and registration are linked below.

Attendees can join as many sessions as they would like across the two days. Sessions will also be streamed live on the center's YouTube channel, but participants are encouraged to register via Zoom to attend the sessions directly with the speakers.

Audience: All


Campus: Virtual


United States

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Andrea Bennett