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Third expedition of ‘Sabores silvestres’: Southern highlands of Bolivia

Third expedition of ‘Sabores silvestres’: Southern highlands of Bolivia
(May 16, 2019) WCS, together with restaurant Gustu, organized the third expedition of ‘Sabores Silvestres’. Chefs from the gourmet restaurants in La Paz, Gustu and Jardín de Asia participated, as well as biologists from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and journalists of the Escape magazine of La Razón newspaper, the news agency EFE and El Comercio from Peru. This time, the selected sites were, Sajama National Park and the municipality of Garci Mendoza, in Oruro, towards the Bolivi...

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Reyes Municipality Presents Roadmap for Creation and Management of the 800,000 hectare Rhukanrhuka Municipal Protected Area

Reyes Municipality Presents Roadmap for Creation and Management of the 800,000 hectare Rhukanrhuka Municipal Protected Area
(May 15, 2019) On April 1st of this year, the Municipality of Reyes held an event to approve the roadmap for establishment of its Municipal Protected Area, with an extension of 800,000 hectares. The meeting was held with the participation of the main local stakeholders, including municipal authorities, representatives of indigenous and agricultural communities, and cattle ranchers. During this meeting, the president of the municipal council presented the proposal for the limits, categories and management ...

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Exportation of cacao produced by the Chocolecos to one of the best restaurants in the world: El Celler de Can Roca

Exportation of cacao produced by the Chocolecos to one of the best restaurants in the world: El Celler de Can Roca
(May 10, 2019) WCS collaborated with the Association of Cacao Producers of the Lecos People of Larecaja (Chocolecos) in the export of cacao beans to El Celler de Can Roca restaurant, in Girona, Spain. It is an important achievement of the marketing strategy 'bean to bar' of high quality dry cacao beans, seeking for niche markets that recognize in the products of the Greater Madidi Landscape, their contribution to conservation and sustainable livelihoods of local communities. The cacao crops are produced under ...

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The 'Eco de las Aves' coffee arrives in Barcelona with a new proposal to do business that benefits both producers and consumers

The 'Eco de las Aves' coffee arrives in Barcelona with a new proposal to do business that benefits both producers and consumers
(May 10, 2019) WCS Bolivia program provided support to its partner Orygen, social enterprise of the coffee and cacao producers of Northern La Paz in the export of the 'Eco de las Aves' coffee beans to the company Nømad Coffee in Barcelona. This activity is part of the Madidi landscape conservation strategy, with the aim of halting the advancement of the agricultural frontier and providing opportunities to improve the income of the communities.On February 15, Orygen exported a micro lot of...

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Vicuña integrated management in Apolobamba

Vicuña integrated management in Apolobamba
(February 08, 2019) WCS Bolivia has started actions towards improving pasture management, in order to conserve a critical habitat for biodiversity and improve local livelihoods through vicuña management. The aim is to strengthen the technical capacities of vicuña fiber managers and herders of domestic camelids -from 18 communities of Apolobamba National Natural Area of Integrated Management (ANMIN)- in the sustainable management of about 100,000 hectares of native pastures and 1,400 hectares of Andean...

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