Municipality of Cobija in northwestern Bolivia Safeguards Water Resources for 80,000 People by Establishing New Protected Area

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 22, 2022

Andes Amazon Fund celebrates the creation of the Bahia Watershed Municipal Protected Area in the department of Pando in Bolivia. The area protects 8,952 acres (3,623 hectares) of montane and Amazonian forests in a region considered as a priority for biodiversity conservation by the Bolivian government. Pando is the only department of Bolivia that completely overlaps…

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Municipal Conservation Area in Bolivia Expands Protection of Madidi National Park Buffer Zone

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 31, 2022

The Serranías de Altuncama-Apolo Municipal Conservation Area Complex in La Paz, Bolivia was declared on October 19, 2021, and protects more than 20,600 acres of montane forests and savannas in the buffer zone of the world-famous Madidi National Park. The Altuncama-Apolo mountain range includes several unique rock formations and is an important source of water…

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2021 Review and Impact Report

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 24, 2022

This past year, Andes Amazon Fund (AAF) and our partner organizations worked tirelessly to protect wilderness areas and Indigenous lands. In spite of the challenges due to the pandemic, we achieved some remarkable successes. More than 5.8 million acres (2.4 million hectares) received new legal protection with AAF support in 2021, bringing the total area…

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Two Protected Areas Created in Bolivia to Safeguard the Andean Guanaco

By Andes Amazon Fund | December 9, 2021

Last month, two municipal conservation areas were established in the department of Potosí. Known for its Andean mountains and plains, Potosí is now home to the Cordillera de los Chichas – Mochará Municipal Conservation Area in Tupiza created on November 16th (89,854 acres) and the Cordillera Crucero – La Tranca Municipal Conservation Area in Cotagaita…

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MAAP Report: Protected areas & Indigenous territories effective against deforestation in the western amazon

By Andes Amazon Fund | July 29, 2021

New MAAP report findings in the Western Amazon reveal protected areas had the lowest primary forest loss rate, closely followed by Indigenous territories, meaning the establishment and effective management of protected areas & Indigenous territories works to prevent deforestation. For full report, please click below.

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Two New Protected Areas in Bolivia Protect Important Montane Ecosystems

By Andes Amazon Fund | June 9, 2021

Two new municipal conservation areas were recently established in the department of La Paz that safeguard humid montane forests and vital water resources. Río Chuñuuma, declared by the municipality of Coroico on March 26, and Rincón del Tigre y Cajones, declared by the municipality of Caranavi on April 22, span a combined 50,444 acres of…

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Joining forces for Bajo Paraguá

By Andes Amazon Fund | April 30, 2021

A few months ago, the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas were created in Bolivia through the hard work of AAF grantee Fundación Natura Bolivia and partners. This past week, they traveled to the area to meet with local leaders and inhabitants to install and inaugurate the Bajo Paragua’s official identification signs and demarcation posts. The…

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New Protection for 273,884 Acres of Intact Cloud Forest in the Bolivian Andes

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 23, 2021

Photo by Juan Pablo Urioste

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Celebrating World Water Day by Protecting Vital Water Resources in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, we’re excited to announce the recent creation of the Serranía San Lorenzo Municipal Protected Area in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Established on March 16 by the municipality of San Javier, Serranía de San Lorenzo protects 135,279 acres of Chiquitano forests and cerrado savannas, whose conservation will protect vital water resources for the…

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Two New Protected Areas Add 2.8 Million Acres to a Key Biological Corridor Connecting Amazonian and Chiquitano Dry Forests in Bolivia

By Andes Amazon Fund | March 18, 2021

With the recent declarations of the Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Areas in San Ignacio de Velasco and Concepción municipalities, a critical conservation corridor has been strengthened in eastern Bolivia. The Bajo Paraguá Municipal Protected Area in San Ignacio, created on February 12th, spans a massive 2,429,061 acres (983,006 ha) of Chiquitano and Amazonian forest. Located…

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