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Culinary art inspired by the biological and cultural richness of the Bolivian Amazon

Culinary art inspired by the biological and cultural richness of the Bolivian Amazon
(October 13, 2017) The Amazon is one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Its cultural landscape is equally diverse and has a rich tradition of knowledge about the nutritional and medical properties of numerous tropical plants, some of which have reached worldwide relevance, such as vanilla, cacao, palm heart and brazil nut. In the northern Amazon region of La Paz, the tacana, leco, tsimane’ and mosetene indigenous peoples have important knowledge of tropical agriculture, based mainly on the cult...

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Identidad Madidi won second prize in the National Science and Technology Awards

Identidad Madidi won second prize in the National Science and Technology Awards
(September 21, 2017)   -   On September 6th, the Bolivian scientific expedition Identidad Madidi received second prize in the Natural Resources, Environment and Biodiversity Category, from the Minister of Education, Roberto Aguilar, during the National Science and Technology Prize award ceremony.

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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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