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Address: En el Parque ˝u Guazu
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This forest is cared for by Shalom Association and Friends of Israel.

It was created in April 2002 by the Shalom Association of Paraguay and the Paraguayan-Israeli Cultural Center as an homage to Israel on a new anniversary of its independence.

It is located in ├▒u Guas├║ Park, the most important green area in Asuncion.

Originally, 160 trees corresponding to indigenous species in Paraguay were planted on a surface of 6,000 square meters.

The idea was also to honor an Israeli Ambassador who served in Paraguay in the 1960s and 1970s, Benjamin Varon.

Currently the forrest has over 200 trees, several of which are in danger of extinction, such as: Clover, Yrundey, Palosanto and a corner of plants from the Paraguayan chaco, including: armonita, guayacin, green olive, caranday, samu'u este.

Groups of Shalom volunteers together with workers from MOPC work all year to take care and expand the forest.

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