Puerto Bertoni, Pdte. Franco, Paraguay
Puerto Bertoni, ParaguayAt last in 1893,Mose Giacomo Bertoni finds his Eden, his secure port. The Alto Paraná Jungle, the Mby’a and Avá Guarani communities, the value of the land and its medicinal herbs.
While in Paraguay, and for almost forty years, Moisés Bertoni practices agriculture, ethnology and botanic. He drafts maps, classifies and investigates. Builds a laboratory, an “Ex Sylvis” printing office, a post office, a commercial port and an agronomic station. Moisés Bertoni raises the National Agriculture School of Asunción in 1897 and he runs it until it’s closed in 1905..
In 1907 he definitively comes back to his colony, on the shores of the Paraná River. He erects an Agronomic Station called Puerto Bertoni and he concentrates on the edition and show up of his investigations, until then, referring to meteorology, botanic and agriculture.
Today is old house was transform in a museum . The Scientific Moisés Santiago Bertoni Monument is a wild protected area. It integrates to the most important ecologic corridor from the region. When you visit this area you can also continue your journey by visiting other biological reserves located on Canindeyú and Alto Paraná districts from Paraguay.