Last update:
2019-05-24

Alto Paraná en Misiones, Argentina


Description:

La empresa Alto Paraná S.A. (APSA) es la empresa forestal más importante de la Argentina y una de las más grandes de América Latina. Pertenece desde 1996 al grupo chileno Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Alto Paraná en Misiones, Argentina
Country:Argentina
State or province:Misiones
Location of conflict:Puerto Esperanza en Puerto Piray
Accuracy of locationMEDIUM (Regional level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict: 1st level:Biomass and Land Conflicts (Forests, Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Management)
Type of conflict: 2nd level :Plantation conflicts (incl. Pulp
Land acquisition conflicts
Deforestation
Specific commodities:
Land
Cellulose
Pine
Project Details and Actors
Project details:

Alto Parana tiene 230 000 ha forestadas con pinos.

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Project area:230000
Type of populationRural
Affected Population:9900
Company names or state enterprises:Alto Paraná S.A. (APSA) from Argentina
Celulosa Arauco y Constitución S.A. from Chile
Relevant government actors:Ministerio de Ambiente de Argentina, Gobierno de la Provincia de Misiones, Cámara de Diputados, Cámara de Representantes de Misiones
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:World Rainforest Movement (WRM), Movimiento Sin Tierra de Puerto Libertad (MST Libertad), Productores Independientes de Piray (PIP), Sindicato de Obreros y Empleados del Papel(SOEP-CTA), Unión de Productores de Puerto Libertad, Conicet, Comunicadores populares, Campaña “Paren con las Plantaciones Forestales
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageUnknown
Groups mobilizing:Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Industrial workers
International ejos
Local ejos
Landless peasants
Pastoralists
Social movements
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Land occupation
Lawsuits, court cases, judicial activism
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality
Potential: Fires, Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Global warming, Soil erosion, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems
Other Environmental impacts0
Health ImpactsVisible: Accidents
Potential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Malnutrition, Occupational disease and accidents, Deaths
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights
Outcome
Project StatusIn operation
Conflict outcome / response:Corruption
Criminalization of activists
Land demarcation
Strengthening of participation
0
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:El monocultivo de pino y el uso de agrotóxicos genera grandes impactos en la zona, tales como: acaparamiento de tierras, pérdida de cultivos de pan coger, problemas de salud, por el uso de agrotóxicos, conflictos laborales, y poco respaldo estatal a la comunidad.
Sources and Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Impactos del manejo forestal de la empresa Alto Paraná S.A., Revista Superficie, 2013
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El Diario de Buenos Aires, junioo 2013, Expropian tierras a Altos Paraná SA en Misiones
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Sebastián Korol, 2011, El caso de Alto Paraná S.A. en Misiones, Revista Superficie (Informe realizado por el Fiscal Popular en la audiencia del caso Alto Paraná S.A).
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Contributor:Teresa Perez y TW
Last update24/05/2019
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