Stanford University
Boundaries of Nature
This project investigates the spatial and environmental history of the establishment of the Iguazú National Park in Argentina and the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. The parks were created in the 1930s in a region of tropical moist forest straddling the border of the two countries. Through the use of a wealth of historical maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery, our project aims to understand and compare the effects of colonization and conservation policies on these two protected areas and their surrounding landscapes from the 1930s to the 2000s.

Spatial History