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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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CEPF 2017 annual report underlines the work conducted by WCS Bolivia towards a responsible mining comitted to conservation

CEPF 2017 annual report underlines the work conducted by WCS Bolivia towards a responsible mining comitted to conservation
(August 28, 2018) In recent years, the attractive prices of the gold market have been an important incentive for the increase of mining activities in northern La Paz, including inside the protected areas of Apolobamba, Madidi and Pilón Lajas. Before the project ‘Strengthening capacities for reducing the impact of mining in protected areas' currently being implemented by WCS with the financial support of The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), there was no clear idea o...

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Training Plan for the Park Guards of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia is approved

Training Plan for the Park Guards of the National System of Protected Areas of Bolivia is approved
(June 25, 2018) The training plan for park guards was recently approved through the Plurinational Competency Certification System of the Vice Ministry of Alternative and Special Education and under the framework agreement between the Ministry of Education and the National Protected Areas Service of (SERNAP), To date, this training has contributed to the certification of 198 park guards, representing almost 70% of park guards working within protected areas of national importance. However, both the Ministry ...

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Sharing experiences of indigenous territorial management in the Amazon of Bolivia

Sharing experiences of indigenous territorial management in the Amazon of Bolivia
(June 04, 2018) Indigenous territories, together with protected areas, conserve almost half of the Amazon basin, which houses 10% of the planet's biodiversity. Something similar happens in Bolivia: indigenous territories and protected areas cover 43.3% of the Amazonian surface and are crucial to ensure both conservation and sustainable livelihoods. In order to share our experience with indigenous territorial management, an event was held in the Alliance Française in La Paz on 19th of April 2018. Wildl...

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Identidad Madidi Expedition Comes to an End

Identidad Madidi Expedition Comes to an End
(May 22, 2018) Two-and-a-Half-Year Identidad Madidi expedition ends after visiting 15 remote sites in Bolivia’s stunning Madidi National Park1,382 plants and animals added to Madidi´s species lists, firmly establishing Madidi as the world’s most biologically diverse protected area124 are candidate new species for scienceResults of the expedition have been shared with Bolivia´s urban majority through an innovative social media campaign After a two-and-a-half-year expedition through the ...

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