Globally, invasive species represent one of the greatest threats to native biodiversity. In the Plurinational State of Boliva, this issue has received relatively little attention in the last decade, despite the fact that one of the Aichi targets (target 9), formulated within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), of which Bolivia is a signatory, prioritizing this issue.
Environmental management in urban and peri-urban areas
In urban and peri-urban areas in Bolivia, human pressure (accelerated urban expansion under a segregative, inequitable, fragmentary and unsustainable environmental development model) and the effects generated by climate change cause the gradual loss of biodiversity, the deterioration of ecosystems and its environmental functions; and, as a whole, the weakening of the benefits that green areas provide to the city.
The informed, committed, organized participation of civil society, and its articulation with public and private actors (public-social governance) is essential to promote the conservation and sustainable management of our green areas and the multiple benefits they provide, such as the common good. they represent: our biocultural heritage.
Watershed management and water and forest management
In recent years FAUNAGUA has been actively supporting the development of new approaches for the management of protected areas in Bolivia and the management of water resources.
Is aquatic biodiversity in Bolivia in danger?
In recent months, FAUNAGUA has been evaluating the conservation status of the species of fish and aquatic mammals in the Amazon, and has identified a “new” threat: the hydroelectric dams that have been built between 2009 and 2015 in the middle basin of the Madeira River. in Brazil.
Fisheries, sustainable fish farming and food security
A recent study confirms that 70% of the fish meat consumed in intermediate cities of the Bolivian Amazon is from migratory fish, such as the surubí, the pacú, the yatorana, among other species.
El II Congreso Boliviano de Ictiología se llevará a cabo en Trinidad del 12 al 14 de septiembre 2019.
Fishermen use cell phones to demonstrate the impact of hydroelectric dams on a migratory fish in the Bolivian Amazon
The fishermen of Puerto Villarroel, a fishing port located at the Bolivian headwaters of the Amazon River, record with their cell phones the presence of the dorado (goliath catfish), an ENDANGERED species in the Bolivian Amazon. Cell phones replace notebooks that they used before, since 1998.
internships and thesis
FAUNAGUA receives volunteers, interns and tesistas who are interested in sharing unforgettable experiences with our team in the Bolivian Amazon, in the Andean basins or, simply, in our office located on the edge of the Tunari National Park.
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Since its foundation, FAUNAGUA has carried out expeditions and field work. This type of work, much of which is conducted in remote areas with difficult access, demands a lot of human and logistical effort. We invite people, organizations, companies to support some of our activities that allow us to better conserve natural resources and endangered species, and that allow us to innovate in applied research.
FAUNAGUA is a non-profit organization, and therefore does not provide paid services. However, it can establish alliances with external actors to strengthen their actions in four fields.
Services in sustainable production
Environmental impact and mitigation studies
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