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Bolivia wins the Best Green Destination Award at the 26th World Travel Awards - Latin America 2019 as a recognition for the Rurrenabaque Tourist Destination: Madidi-Pampas

Bolivia wins the Best Green Destination Award at the 26th World Travel Awards - Latin America 2019 as a recognition for the Rurrenabaque Tourist Destination: Madidi-Pampas
(August 02, 2019) In the 26th annual 'World Travel Awards Latin America 2019' contest - held last July 13, in La Paz - Bolivia won four awards, including the Best Green Destination nomination of the continent as a recognition for the Rurrenabaque Tourist Destination: Madidi-Pampas. This award is the result of the effort of an entire region that is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism that preserves the natural and cultural heritage, towards achieving a high standard tourism services and the promotion ...

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WCS collaborates with SERNAP and the Ministry of Education in the professionalization of park rangers of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia

WCS collaborates with SERNAP and the Ministry of Education in the professionalization of park rangers of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia
(July 05, 2019) On Wednesday, June 5th, in an event commemorating World Environment Day, the Ministry of Education awarded the diploma of Auxiliary Technician in 'Conservation of Natural Resources' to 197 park rangers from the 22 national protected areas in Bolivia. Since 2017, the Ministry of Education and the National Service of Protected Areas (SERNAP), with the support of WCS and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AIS), has been developing a training plan for park rangers, aiming to support the...

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Bolivia Creates a New Protected Area for Monkeys, Dolphins, and People

Bolivia Creates a New Protected Area for Monkeys, Dolphins, and People
(June 27, 2019) The Municipal Government of Reyes has created a new protected area in northwestern Bolivia that will serve the needs of local communities while safeguarding rare wildlife such as titi monkeys, river dolphins, wattled curassows and other species, according to WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and the Rainforest Trust. Approved by the Reyes Municipal government on Tuesday, June 25th, the Rhukanrhuka Municipal protected area is 859,451 hectares in size (more than 3,318 square miles), almost as...

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Third Meeting of the Inter-Institutional Working Group on Responsible Gold in Bolivia focuses on the use of technological alternatives for the recovery of gold

Third Meeting of the Inter-Institutional Working Group on Responsible Gold in Bolivia focuses on the use of technological alternatives for the recovery of gold
(June 10, 2019) The Third Meeting organized by the Inter-Institutional Working Group on Responsible Gold in Bolivia (GTI-OR), held recently on May 16, closes a cycle of three workshops called 'Exchange of Information and Reflections on Relevant Aspects for Responsible Gold Mining. Oscar Loayza, Deputy Director of the Madidi-Tambopata Conservation Program of WCS and current director of the GTI-OR group, highlighted the importance of the work of this group, made up of 12 academic institutions and civil society, i...

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La Paz, Bolivia finishes in second place in City Nature Challenge

La Paz, Bolivia finishes in second place in City Nature Challenge
(June 03, 2019) La Paz joined 158 other cities around the world including Madrid, Buenos Aires, New York, Washington, San Francisco, Quito, Bogotá, Lima, London, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, in registering its biodiversity for the friendly competition ‘City Nature Challenge’, and was positioned in the top places for all three major categories: observations, species and participants. La Paz was runner-up in the number of observations category with 46,932 photographic records of pl...

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