As we expect another intense year of fires due to El Niño, local governments, communities, and fire brigades in Bolivia are extremely underfunded and cannot fight these fires alone. In some parts of the Bolivian Amazon, local fire brigades don’t even have access to water for fighting fires.
You can directly support urgent on-the-ground fire prevention and response activities, including providing training, supplies, and equipment so Park Rangers, state officials, and community residents to effectively issue urgent alerts and better mobilize fire prevention. Your contribution today can help local communities fight these fires and preserve protected areas that are currently in danger of being permanently destroyed.
If fires in the region aren’t brought under control quickly, they risk jeopardizing three critical UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (Pilón Lajas, Apolobamba, and the Beni Biological Station) that collectively protect more than 2,483,451 acres, including Amazonian savanna grasslands, the Yungas ecoregion, and pre-Andean forests.
These Biosphere Reserves include the territory of the Tsimane and Moseten Indigenous peoples and the habitat of many vulnerable and emblematic species such as the jaguar (Phantera onca), Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), Andean deer (Hippocamelus antisensis), harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja), swamp deer (Blastoceros dichotomus), and the maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus).
Not all hope is lost, YOU can help protect these vital Biosphere Reserves from irreversible destruction today. Thank you in advance for helping conserve these ecosystems, the homes of Indigenous peoples, and vulnerable wildlife species!
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