Local Partnerships in Bolivia Helping the Amazon Thrive  

June 21, 2016

In Bolivia, our sister organization ACEAA (Asociación Boliviana para la Investigación y Conservación de Ecosistemas Andino Amazónicos) is partnering with the local government of Pando to provide technical expertise for the preparation of a long-range plan to protect the Amazon and implement conservation projects on the ground.

“Working with the Pando government has been very rewarding,” says ACEAA’s Executive Director, Marcos Terán, “It is great to see their dedication to protect the local environment and all the great things we can accomplish together.” The local government has created public policies for land use and, together with ACEAA, has identified several areas of focus for environmental protection in the Pando region. ACEAA is supporting conservation projects in the area that are focused on addressing human-wildlife conflicts, managing natural resources and developing and protecting conservation areas.The two entities have also collaborated on creating a new conservation planning framework for the region. A great win for the Amazon!