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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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Articles made from spectacled caiman leather of the Takana Indigenous Territory

Articles made from spectacled caiman leather of the Takana Indigenous Territory
(April 20, 2012) The new Walisuma collection of spectacled caiman leather goods includes handbags, wallets and accessories originating from managed populations within the Takana Indigenous Territory. These goods will include a label specifying the origin of the leather and the ecological characteristics, management and conservation of the species by the Takana communities within an environmental, economic and social sustainability perspective.   To date the Spectacled Caiman Management Association “...

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Re-launching the zip-line circuit of Villa Alcira

Re-launching the zip-line circuit of Villa Alcira
(April 10, 2012) The Community Canopy Tourism Initiative of Villa Alcira is integrated by 12 families, and it is located in the Takana Indigenous Territory (TCO Takana), within the limits of PNANMI Madidi. It is a critical area for the conservation of jaguar and white-lipped peccary populations serving as connectivity between Madidi and the Indigenous Territory. In 2011, WCS contributed to re-launch the zip-line circuit, initially established in 2008, through the renewal of infrastructure, capacity building and...

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