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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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The new year starts with the process of creating a municipal protected area in Reyes, located in Beni department

The new year starts with the process of creating a municipal protected area in Reyes, located in Beni department
(February 04, 2019) The Wildlife Conservation Society is technically supporting the process of designing and creating a municipal protected area of about 800,000 hectares of natural forests and savannas in the Reyes Municipality. In 2008, the Autonomous Municipal Government of Reyes created the Municipal Protected Area Los Santos Reyes through a municipal ordinance, with the objective of promoting tourism and conserving natural resources. Nevertheless, the area did not get established adequately, with neither a ...

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Caiman meat from the Tacana indigenous territory available in supermarkets and restaurants in La Paz, supporting conservation and improving the income of indigenous communities

Caiman meat from the Tacana indigenous territory available in supermarkets and restaurants in La Paz, supporting conservation and improving the income of indigenous communities
(December 17, 2018) Sustainable use of spectacled caiman (Caiman yacare) is an initiative of the Matusha Aidha Association, which is carried out in compliance with a management plan for the species and the regulations established by the National Program for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Spectacled Caiman, led by the General Directorate of Biodiversity and Protected Areas (DGBAP). It has the technical and scientific support of WCS and the coordination of the Indigenous Council of the Tacana People (CIPTA)....

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207 park guards were awarded the basic technician diploma from the Ministry of Education

207 park guards were awarded the basic technician diploma from the Ministry of Education
(October 16, 2018) As part of the Complementary Training Plan for park guards of the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP), the Ministry of Education awarded the diploma of Basic Technician 'Park guard of Protected Areas' to 207 park guards (representing 72% of the protection team of the SNAP as a whole) representing the 22 national protected areas. The ceremony of academic certification was held on September 21st, in San Buenaventura, Bolivia, on the occasion of the celebration of the 23rd anniversary of the ...

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First Productive Cultural Fair of the Lecos Apolo Indigenous People

First Productive Cultural Fair of the Lecos Apolo Indigenous People
(October 10, 2018) Tradition and renovation of the household gardens that preserve traditional varieties and ensure family nutrition. 'Chacanhe ponte': Place of abundance in the Leco language and name of the first productive cultural fair held by the Lecos Apolo indigenous people to celebrate the 21 years of their reconstitution as an indigenous nation, which also coincided with the commemoration of the 23 years of creation of Madidi National Park. The fair was held on September 21 in Apolo, with the participatio...

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