Strengthening management and consolidation of the Protected Areas System

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.

Project data

IKI funding
400,000.00 €
03/2011 till 02/2014
Implementing organisation
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - International
Political Partner
  • La Paz Municipal Government (Gobierno Municipal de La Paz)
Implementing Partner
  • La Paz Municipal Government (Gobierno Municipal de La Paz)

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


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