Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: October 2014

Better Management and Consolidation of Protected Areas in La Paz

Objective and activities

The project aims to strengthen and support the management of protected areas in the Municipio de La Paz. It is mainly advising the municipality on drafting and implementing management plans for the 27 protected areas. Furthermore, adaptation measures are 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. At the end of the project, all protected areas should have management plans that cover specific activities. These will 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


Partner institution:

Municipality of La Paz, Bolivia

Implementing organisation:

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

BMUB grant:
€ 400,000

03/2011 till 02/2014


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