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Promoting Ecology in a Local School

The main goal of Sustainable Bolivia is to promote sustainable development and the preservation of the environment in the Bolivian Amazon, especially in the two communities living in the Aquicuana Reserve. Indeed, two communities live in this Reserve, Warnes and San José. Therefore, we truly believe that we must raise  awareness and sense of responsibility on this 20,000-hectare natural space of jungle and wildlife. Thus, even if all generations must feel affected and responsible, we think that it is essential to focus our work towards future generations to give them the power of change, whether this is at home or […]Read More »
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Why a community based ecoturism project in Aquicuana?

As we have already explained, one of the works of Sustainable Bolivia is to study biodiversity in the Aquicuana reserve with several purposes, for example to develop ecotourism in the region. And why developing ecotourism in Aquicuana? There are several reasons and here are some of these: Support local communities A community-based ecotourism project allows the inhabitants of the two rural communities of the Aquicuana Reserve to become tourist guides and provide services to the visitors they receive. It offers at the same time to the communities the opportunity to play a role in generating the movement of production and […]Read More »
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More than 300 species of birds registered in the Aquicuana Reserve

As we have explained in a previous blog, one of the works of Sustainable Bolivia is to study biodiversity in the Aquicuana reserve with several objectives, for example to develop ecotourism in the region. Every year several species disappear and natural habitats are being destroyed due to over exploitation. The role of Sustainable Bolivia is to protect the 20,000 hectares of the Reserve so that it does not happen. For that we have several projects which you can discover on the NGO’s website. If you are interested in protecting and conserving nature, it is definitely worth coming to Riberalta to […]Read More »
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The experience of an Art Resident in Riberalta

At last, I was arriving in Bolivia – it was easy enough to make the decsion to leave London for a month considering it was winter time there and it was a long-held dream of mine to travel to South America. I felt the first waft of heat as I arrived at Riberalta airport to be met by Sasha and Erik who whisked me off to the nearby house where I would be staying. A room and bathroom with a separate space to work – what more could I want to spend my time and to create some paintings? A large kitchen and […]Read More »
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A tropical paradise for biodiversity lovers

My first day in the jungle My first day in the jungle, five days after my landing in Riberalta, a city lost in the heart of the Amazonian forest. I had no idea what could happen to me or what I would discover. The roads are surprisingly bumpy by motorbike. The landscape starts to dazzle me.  There are trees in the distance. We pass the San Jose community.  There is a total change of scenery and little houses built with nothing.  The area is so wild. The village is literally in the middle of the jungle. We start to walk, […]Read More »
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Between discovering the biodiversity of the Aquicuana and the local culture

Biodiversity in Aquicuana One of the main objectives of Sustainable Bolivia is to learn more about the biodiversity of the Aquicuana Reserve and, therefore, to know what species live there (animals, plants, mushrooms). This will help to better understand the natural reserve in order to protect it and follow its evolution over time. In addition, this will allow the development of the community-based ecotourism project in Aquicuana and offer visitors activities to discover nature in this region rich for its biodiversity. Being a student in biology, I feel lucky for being able to study the biodiversity in the Aquicuana Reserve. […]Read More »
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Combating Malnutrition with Spirulina (Continued)

By Ashley Rovder As a born and raised Pennsylvanian, I had never actually left the United States by the time I was 19 years old.  Itching to explore the world, I jumped at the opportunity to join the ETHOS Center for the summer of 2017.  Since I am a rising junior at Saint Francis University studying environmental engineering, I found myself placed with Sustainable Bolivia and, consequently, my volunteer organization SODIS, in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  My assignment: continue the “Spirulina en Cochabamba” project that another volunteer, Lucas Mackie, began in 2016 (see the blog titled “Combating malnutrition with Spirulina”). Declared by […]Read More »
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