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Inauguration of the dry processing coffee plant of the Regional Association of Organic Coffee Producers of Larecaja (APCERL)

Inauguration of the dry processing coffee plant of the Regional Association of Organic Coffee Producers of Larecaja (APCERL)
(September 03, 2012) In a ceremony held on August 23, the Regional Association of Organic Coffee Producers of Larecaja (APCERL), inaugurated its new dry processing coffee plant, as part of the activities of the project “Consolidating a model of integral and sustainable development of the coffee chain in Northern Tropical La Paz”, financed by USAID and executed with technical support of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The plant has been built in the pieces of land owned by the association, in the in...

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Research establishes Global Biodiversity importance of Madidi protected area

Research establishes Global Biodiversity importance of Madidi protected area
(August 24, 2012) The recent publication “Scientific knowledge and research priorities in Madidi National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management” constitutes a significant contribution to the development of science and protected areas in Bolivia. It is the result of research conducted in the area, mainly in the last 15 years that the scientific community now makes available to Bolivian institutions and society. The effort of systematizing and analyzing information began in an expert workshop h...

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Approval of the Land Management Plan of the Marka Cololo Copacabana of Antaquilla

Approval of the Land Management Plan of the Marka Cololo Copacabana of Antaquilla
(June 20, 2012) On May 12th, in a community meeting or “Tanta Chawi” in the Sullka Llaxta Agua Blanca, the traditional authorities of the Marka Cololo Copacabana Antaquilla approved their Land Management Plan or Life Plan of the Marka that includes the plans of the Katantika, Cololo, Antaquilla, Nube Pampa and Puyo Puyoayllus or communities. Its development was supported by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The Marka Cololo Copacabana of Antaquilla is located in the ancient territory Pukin...

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Bolivian wild cats talk in the Vesty Pakos La Paz Municipal Zoo

Bolivian wild cats talk in the Vesty Pakos La Paz Municipal Zoo
(May 15, 2012) As customary, Bolivia´s Children's Day was celebrated on April 12that the VestyPakos La Paz Municipal Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society was invited to give a presentation to school students visiting the zoo. On this occasion we focused on Bolivian wild cats. Four panels were developed describing the main characteristics of the nine species, their distribution, type of habitat, some aspects of their diet and threats to their survival. Talks were accompanied by a short audiovisual exhi...

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Approval of the management plan and experimental control of paiche in the Takana II indigenous territory

Approval of the management plan and experimental control of paiche in the Takana II indigenous territory
(May 14, 2012) On December 16th 2011 the Management and Experimental Control Plan of Paiche in the Takana II Indigenous Territory was approved by Administrative Resolution VMA Nº039/2011 in order to make use and commercialize the species for two years, with an annual harvest quota of 750 paiche individuals. The plan was developed with technical support from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and in coordination with the Indigenous Council of the Tacana People (CIPTA) and the Community Association of ...

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