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Quarantined with nature

Biologist Emiliano Donadio feels privileged. Since March 20, your faithful companion of quarantine has been nature. How's the coexistence going?

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If you had to choose a quarantine mate, would it have occurred to you to think about nature? Obviously, we're surrounded by it, but would you dare to “isolate” yourself in 700,000 hectares of mountain, trees, water, animals and more animals? Biologist Emiliano Donadio found it not only the best idea, but also a privilege.

Since March 20, Emiliano has been held by his own will in the Iberá Park, in the province of Currents. There he coexists and works with nature face to face. Donadio is the scientific director of Rewilding Argentina, a foundation created to confront and reverse the extinction of natural species and ecosystems.

The Argentine biologist was scheduled to return home in San Martín de los Andes in April. But, following the suspension of the flights, he decided to stay at the facilities that the foundation has inside the park. Currently, he collaborates in the design of monitoring plans for local fauna. In addition, it maintains biological stations for animals in reinsertion projects.

Living with nature

Emiliano is housed in the Rincón del Socorro reserve. A place that has infrastructure for park staff and even wifi. However, nature remains its main quarantinecompanion. Every morning, when he opens his room door, there he is waiting for him. The infinite green vegetation, capychos, foxes and deer from the swamps.

Nature is a good company for those who dedicate their lives to protecting it. “ Animals are used to the presence of people and do not bother because they make their lives, in their environment,” saysDonadio. Thus, the quarantine days pass for the Argentine biologist. Between clean air, friendly animals and thousands of hectares that still have to be protected.

Far from reducing predation, quarantine has caused many people without resources to go out for poaching activities to survive - Yeah . Therefore, the Rewilding Argentina Foundation still has a very important task to accomplish. It must protect species such as the collar yetapá and rec

Publication Date: 03/06/2020

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