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Caiman meat from the Tacana indigenous territory available in supermarkets and restaurants in La Paz, supporting conservation and improving the income of indigenous communities

Caiman meat from the Tacana indigenous territory available in supermarkets and restaurants in La Paz, supporting conservation and improving the income of indigenous communities
(December 17, 2018) Sustainable use of spectacled caiman (Caiman yacare) is an initiative of the Matusha Aidha Association, which is carried out in compliance with a management plan for the species and the regulations established by the National Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Spectacled Caiman, led by the General Directorate of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (DGBAP). It has the technical and scientific support of WCS and the coordination of the Indigenous Council of the Tacana People (CIPTA)....

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207 park guards were awarded the basic technician diploma from the Ministry of Education

207 park guards were awarded the basic technician diploma from the Ministry of Education
(October 16, 2018) As part of the Complementary Training Plan for park guards of the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), the Ministry of Education awarded the diploma of Basic Technician 'Park guard of Protected Areas' to 207 park guards (representing 72% of the protection team of the SNAP as a whole) representing the 22 national protected areas. The ceremony of academic certification was held on September 21st, in San Buenaventura, Bolivia, on the occasion of the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the ...

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First Productive Cultural Fair of the Lecos Apolo Indigenous People

First Productive Cultural Fair of the Lecos Apolo Indigenous People
(October 10, 2018) Tradition and renovation of the household gardens that preserve traditional varieties and ensure family nutrition. 'Chacanhe ponte': Place of abundance in the Leco language and name of the first productive cultural fair held by the Lecos Apolo indigenous people to celebrate the 21 years of their reconstitution as an indigenous nation, which also coincided with the commemoration of the 23 years of creation of Madidi National Park. The fair was held on September 21 in Apolo, with the participatio...

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CEPF 2017 annual report underlines the work conducted by WCS Bolivia towards a responsible mining comitted to conservation

CEPF 2017 annual report underlines the work conducted by WCS Bolivia towards a responsible mining comitted to conservation
(August 28, 2018) In recent years, the attractive prices of the gold market have been an important incentive for the increase of mining activities in northern La Paz, including inside the protected areas of Apolobamba, Madidi and Pilón Lajas. Before the project ‘Strengthening capacities for reducing the impact of mining in protected areas' currently being implemented by WCS with the financial support of The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), there was no clear idea o...

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Training Plan for the Park Guards of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia is approved

Training Plan for the Park Guards of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia is approved
(June 25, 2018) The training plan for park guards was recently approved through the Plurinational Competency Certification System of the Vice Ministry of Alternative and Special Education and under the framework agreement between the Ministry of Education and the National Protected Areas Service of (SERNAP), To date, this training has contributed to the certification of 198 park guards, representing almost 70% of park guards working within protected areas of national importance. However, both the Ministry ...

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