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Critically Low Levels of Paraguayan River Threaten Wildlife

In Paraguay, alongside the Pilcomayo River, black vultures flew over a shrinking pond where a group of crocodilian reptiles known as yacare caimans sought refuge. Water from the river, which divides Paraguay and Argentina in the area of the Gran Chaco, was scarce. This is not an uncommon sight in the region of General Diaz, about 700 kilometers (435 miles) northwest of the country's capital, Asuncion, where the Pilcomayo's waters form lakes and streams that give life to...

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