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Exportation of cacao produced by the Chocolecos to one of the best restaurants in the world: El Celler de Can Roca

Exportation of cacao produced by the Chocolecos to one of the best restaurants in the world: El Celler de Can Roca
(May 10, 2019) WCS collaborated with the Association of Cacao Producers of the Lecos People of Larecaja (Chocolecos) in the export of cacao beans to El Celler de Can Roca restaurant, in Girona, Spain. It is an important achievement of the marketing strategy 'bean to bar' of high quality dry cacao beans, seeking for niche markets that recognize in the products of the Greater Madidi Landscape, their contribution to conservation and sustainable livelihoods of local communities. The cacao crops are produced under ...

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The 'Eco de las Aves' coffee arrives in Barcelona with a new proposal to do business that benefits both producers and consumers

The 'Eco de las Aves' coffee arrives in Barcelona with a new proposal to do business that benefits both producers and consumers
(May 10, 2019) WCS Bolivia program provided support to its partner Orygen, social enterprise of the coffee and cacao producers of Northern La Paz in the export of the 'Eco de las Aves' coffee beans to the company Nømad Coffee in Barcelona. This activity is part of the Madidi landscape conservation strategy, with the aim of halting the advancement of the agricultural frontier and providing opportunities to improve the income of the communities.On February 15, Orygen exported a micro lot of...

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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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