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Publications on vicuña fiber management and utilization accompany the start of the 2021 shearing season in Bolivia

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Publications on vicuña fiber management and utilization accompany the start of the 2021 shearing season in Bolivia
(October 05, 2021) Five technical documents related to the management and sustainable use of vicuña fiber in the Apolobamba National Integrated Management Natural Area (ANMIN Apolobamba) were published in September, helping to strengthen conservation, management and the sustainable use strategy for this species in Bolivia. This is the result of several months of work developed between the Community Association for the Commercialization of Vicuña Fiber in Bolivia (ACOFIV Bolivia), the Ministry of Environment and...

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The 2021 season of sustainable use of vicuña of vicuña fiber in Bolivia

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The 2021 season of sustainable use of vicuña of vicuña fiber in Bolivia
(October 05, 2021) On September 26th, in the community of Puyo Puyo, municipality of Pelechuco, in the north of the department of La Paz, the 2021 season for the sustainable use of vicuña fiber was officially inaugurated throughout the country. This activity has been carried out since 1998 and generates income from the sale and marketing of the fiber, benefiting 5,500 families from more than 100 vicuña management communities in the departments of La Paz, Oruro, Potosí, Cochabamba and Tarija. National authori...

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WCS presents a Toolbox for Indigenous Territorial Management and Community-Based Natural Resource Management

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WCS presents a Toolbox for Indigenous Territorial Management and Community-Based Natural Resource Management
(September 22, 2021) For more than 20 years, WCS has worked with indigenous peoples and local communities in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador on territorial management and natural resource management, helping to strengthen territorial rights and self-determination, promote their cultural values, manage land use, conserve natural ecosystems and improve their livelihoods. As a result of the systematization of this experience and the lessons learned, a toolbox was developed to be used through a portable multimedia and inte...

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Origen inaugurates its new laboratory and cafeteria in La Paz

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Origen inaugurates its new laboratory and cafeteria in La Paz
(August 27, 2021) With the concept 'An encounter with nature', the coffee, cacao, jatata and essential oil producers of Origen-Chomateo SRL inaugurated their new cafeteria in the San Miguel neighborhood of the city of La Paz on August 2, with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Banco FIE. The inaugural event, which was attended by representatives of the associations and broadcast virtually, was attended by 170 people interested in Origen's products, that take into account ecological pro...

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FAN and WCS present a report on forest fires in Bolivia in 2020

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FAN and WCS present a report on forest fires in Bolivia in 2020
(June 25, 2021) As a result of the joint work between Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), a report was published on June 23rd that analyzes the impacts of forest fires, which occurred in 2020, on conservation values in Bolivia. The main data in the document reveal that, between January and December 2020, an area of 4.5 million hectares was affected by forest fires throughout the country, mainly in the departments of Beni and Santa Cruz. It also presents an ...

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