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Mining and environmental authorities and WCS promote reduced impact mining

Mining and environmental authorities and WCS promote reduced impact mining
(July 18, 2017)   -   On the week of 5 to 10 of June, WCS held workshops with approximately 300 miners in Pelechuco (6/6) and Charazani (7/6) inside Apolobamba protected area and Apolo (9/6), on the edge of Madidi protected area. The workshops were held under the auspices of the North of La Paz Federation of Miners, Mining Ministry and SERNAP.

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2017 Sustainable caiman management benefit distribution in the Tacana TCO

(June 29, 2017) On Monday 19th 2017 the Caiman Management Association distributed the 2017 benefit distribution of the sale of 630 skins and 300Kg of Caiman yacare meat. The Director of the General Biodiversity and Protected Area Authority, Ing. Teresa Pérez Chávez represented the Ministry of the Environment and the CIPTA directorate hosted the event to distribute benefits to 27 hunters and 7 women meat processors. The association continues selling skins to the Kerring group, and through them to G...

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Study on the genetic variability of cocoa awarded prize at the national science and technology fair

 Study on the genetic variability of cocoa awarded prize at the national science and technology fair
(October 13, 2016) A study on the genetic variability of Bolivian cocoa in the northern La Paz region received recognition from the Executive Committee of Bolivian Universities, among the three best papers presented at the Second National University Fair for Research, Science and Technology, held between August 24th and 26th in the city of Sucre. The study was conducted by Daniela Arteaga and Ximena Sandy and promoted by Wildlife Conservation Society and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, in coordination with the In...

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Identidad Madidi Announces 1000 Confirmed Bird Species For Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

Identidad Madidi Announces 1000 Confirmed Bird Species For Bolivia’s Madidi National Park
(July 28, 2016)   -   Bolivian scientific expedition, Identidad Madidi, has confirmed the 1,000th bird species in Madidi National Park, one of the world’s most biodiverse protected areas and a mecca of bird life.

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Lucky 7! Expedition Scientists in Bolivia Discover Seven Animal Species New to Science In World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area

Lucky 7! Expedition Scientists in Bolivia Discover Seven Animal Species New to Science In World’s Most Biodiverse Protected Area
(July 11, 2016)   -   Scientists on an expedition through Madidi National Park—the world’s most biologically diverse protected area— have now discovered seven animal species new to science, finds that were made in 2015 and recently confirmed through careful comparisons with known species, according to the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and local partners.

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