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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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Presentation of the Strategic Tourism Plan for the Rurrenabaque: Madidi-Pampas Destination

Presentation of the Strategic Tourism Plan for the Rurrenabaque: Madidi-Pampas Destination
(May 07, 2018) The official delivery of the Tourism Strategic Plan for the Rurrenabaque Madidi-Pampas Destination (2018-20279) took place in a ceremony held on April 17th, in Rurrenabaque. This plan was developed with the technical and financial support of the Government of Beni Department and WCS. Participants included the Vice Ministry of Tourism, the Departmental Secretary of Productive Development, the Director of Tourism of the Autonomous Municipal Government of Beni, the Mayor of Rurrenabaque and represe...

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Aquatic connectivity of migratory fish in the Beni river

Aquatic connectivity of migratory fish in the Beni river
(May 03, 2018) On April 21st, in commemoration of the "World Fish Migration Day", WCS held an event in Rurrenabaque dedicated to two of the migratory fish of the Beni river basin: the chipi chipi (Trichomycterus barbouri), a fish barely 3 cm long, and the dorado (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii), which can reach up to 110 cm in length. The aim was to raise awareness among the population about the importance of freshwater currents for the life cycle of fish. The Institute of Research for Development (IRD), the ...

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