Through International Collaboration with Local Bolivian Initiatives
Founded in 2007, Sustainable Bolivia (SB) is a 501 (c) 3 international non-profit organization with conservation and sustainable development initiatives in the Bolivian Amazon.
Our Work in the Aquicuana Reserve
In 2016, we helped secure protection for more than 20,000 hectares of rainforest, establishing the Aquicuana Reserve. Inside the Reserve, we partner with local communities and oversee projects focused on community-based ecotourism, conservation and resource management, and environmental education/research.
Our Work in Riberalta
In the nearby city of Riberalta, SB supports local organizations with volunteer placements and micro-grant funding. We provide local scholarships and organize internships, art residencies, and research opportunities for international students and professionals. We also oversee a Spanish and Indigenous Language School providing instruction in the native Chacobo, Cavineño and Ese Ejja languages.
In partnership with local residents, we organize expeditions in the Aquicuana Reserve. Opportunities include guided nature hikes, bird-watching, canoe rides and fishing.
We implement sustainable and cost-effective approaches to biodiversity conservation and resource management hand-in-hand with communities inside the Reserve.
Our staff coordinates volunteer placements with projects focused on education, global health, NGO support, ecotourism and sustainability. We have an art residency program and organize independent research residencies.
Prospective volunteers can work in our office, at our Ecolodge Retreat, or with one of our partner organizations. All volunteers receive access to grant-funding, organized events, language classes and reduced-price travel opportunities inside the Aquicuana Reserve.
We asked former volunteers, partners, artists, scholarship recipients, and other members of our extended family to tell us why they love Sustainable Bolivia.