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As of: January 2018

Strengthening management and consolidation of the Protected Areas System


Objective and activities

The project aimed to strengthen and support the management of protected areas in the Municipio de La Paz. It was mainly advising the municipality on drafting and implementing management plans for the 27 protected areas. Furthermore, adaptation measures were being designed that consider the impact of glacial retreat and the associated reduction in the amount of water available to La Paz and neighbouring communities as well as the spread of agricultural activities into local forests. The project aimed at developing management plans for the protected areas that cover specific activities. These include reforestation using native tree species, studies on aquatic animals and plants, environmental education programmes for civil society, the management of water catchment areas and environmental services.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Land-use plans drawn up for the areas of Zongo and Hampaturi
  • Management plans for protected areas developed
  • Local government reacted positively to concept for a Metropolitan Water Fund La Paz designed to protect ecosystem services, and an agreement was signed for implementing the Fund
  • Agreement on nature protection signed with local communities
  • 2,600 hectares of natural vegetation in peat land and grasslands protected against degradation

Project data

Country:
Bolivia

Implementing organisation:
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - Bolivia

Partner institution(s):
La Paz Municipal Government (Gobierno Municipal de La Paz)

BMUB grant:
€ 400,000

Duration:
03/2011 till 02/2014

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