Last Friday, volunteers of the house participated at the local fair of Riberalta for the tourism week.
All volunteers participated and added their personal touch and knowledge. It was also the perfect occasion for them to discover self-made products made by the Riberaltenos. For exaple jewels, home decoration, and other accessories, created from local materials such as wood, walnut shells, berries such as Acai and even more strange products like fish bones.
This was an opportunity for us to present our work as volunteers, but also to present the Aquicuana reserve to the locals.
Aquicuana Reseve is located 20 kilometers from the city of Riberalta in the Beni Department of the Bolivian Amazon. In 2016 Sustainable Bolivia, Foundation Amazonia and the municipality of Riberalta worked in collaboration to expend the reserve to reach more than 20,000 Hectars. The Aquicuana Reserve is an area of incredible biodiversity, consists of a thick native rainforest, majestic lake and many diverse living species.
The close collaboration of Sustainable Bolivia, with Aquicuana Reserve creates diverse opportunities. Volunteers of Sustainable Bolivia support a community-based ecotourism project within the reserve allowing the communities to receive an additional income.
The Volunteers are involved in research and conservation work, environmental education or our ecotourism project in Aquicuana Reserve. This fair has been the perfect time to present our work to the locals.
- Our biologists exposed their research on the diversity of butterflies and birds in the reserve.
- The communication team has been working on diverse information document (minimizing the use of paper) to promote the activities that can be done in the reserve
- Some others, baked some international cakes
Our joint efforts are aimed at developing community and sustainable tourism. Our goal is to offer tourism as an economic alternative to rural communities, with the aim of generating complementary income and protecting the local cultural and natural resources, and of course being Sustainable with the environment.
The activities proposed in the reserve are the following:
- Jungle trekking
- Sport fishing
- Boat tour
- Medicinal plants
- Sleeping in the Jungle
- Discovering the local communities
For more information you can go to the Aquicuana reserve website by clicking here.