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Tacana Indigenous People of Bolivia Wins Prestigious Equator Prize

Tacana Indigenous People of Bolivia Wins Prestigious Equator Prize
(December 16, 2015)   -   Bolivia’s Tacana indigenous council has been awarded the Equator Prize for its efforts to reduce deforestation. For 14 years, the group has worked in the Madidi landscape to implement a community-based land-use vision for their ancestral territory.

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International cocoa prize awarded to the Tacana Carmen del Emero indigenous community of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

International cocoa prize awarded to the Tacana Carmen del Emero indigenous community of Bolivia’s Madidi National Park
(November 11, 2015)   -   The International Cocoa Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France. Every two years, the Salon conducts the the International Cocoa Awards (ICA), the only competition of its kind recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavors globally.

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WCS recognition in the Bolivian National Day of Protected Areas

WCS recognition in the Bolivian National Day of Protected Areas
(October 05, 2015) As every year, the Ministry of Environment and Water and the National Protected Areas Service (SERNAP) held the National Day of Protected Areas on September 4th, to emphasize its importance for the conservation of biodiversity and the development of the country. On that occasion, the Vice minister of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forestry Development delivered the recognition to WCS to Lilian Painter, Director in Bolivia, for the continued efforts to strengthening protected areas...

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Culture and Biodiversity: MUSEF gives a recognition to WCS

Culture and Biodiversity: MUSEF gives a recognition to WCS
(October 05, 2015) It has been an honor to receive the recognition of the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (MUSEF) for our contribution to science and technology related to feathered art. This award was presented during the XXIX Annual Meeting of Ethnology (RAE). The Rebellion of the Objects. Feather Art, held between 17 and 21 August. Our relationship with MUSEF began last year with a photographic exhibition on biodiversity in northern La Paz, opened in the Long Night of Museums, May 17th 2014, which h...

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Conservation and Indigenous Peoples

Conservation and Indigenous Peoples
(October 05, 2015) Conservation and Indigenous Peoples, by Lilian Painter, Country Director for the Bolivia Programa at WCSOn August 9 we will recognize the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year the focus is on health and wellbeing. That topic engages me particularly as a conservationist working in the Amazon. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s northwest Bolivia program has shown that the interests of indigenous peoples and conservation are not only compatible but also depende...

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