The objective of WWF Bolivia, the conservation organization, is to contribute to the conservation of the Amazon and the Pantanal, promote and generate sustainable economic opportunities for its inhabitants and Bolivia in general.
WWF works for a living planet and its mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature by:
• conserving the world’s biological diversity
• ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and
• promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF has been supporting projects in Bolivia since 1970. In 1993 it established an office in Santa Cruz de la Sierra which supports and directs its conservation work in the Pantanal and the Amazon. WWF has two field offices: in Trinidad (Amazon) and Puerto Quijarro (Pantanal), and currently we carry out 3 programmes: Pantanal, Amazon and Forest.
In Bolivia, WWF has been working in the Amazon since 1999. This Biome is one of our priority regions worldwide, at the heart of our collective conservation agenda. WWF Bolivia’s main objective in the Amazon is conserving large blocks of forests, which are representative of the Amazon’s biodiversity, and contributing to the improvement of livelihoods among the local population in the medium to long term.
WWF has been working on forestry issues in Bolivia since 1993, when it began efforts in training and community forest management in the Amazon watershed. Currently we promote the strengthening of capacities for indigenous communities in forest management and their integration in the market through forest-industry links, as well as responsible forestry trade through the creation of a preferential national and international demand for legal wood forthcoming from forests that are well managed.
WWF has been working in the region as of 1998, focusing on the sedimentation plain, or the Gran Pantanal, through conservation programmes in both Bolivia and Brazil.
The objective of the Pantanal Programme is to maintain the hydro-biological processes that sustain the Upper Paraguay River Basin, and the Pantanal in particular, facilitating sustainable development opportunities and environmental management in the region. Have questions or need information? You can use the secure contact form below.
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