Local water users provided production inputs in exchange for families´ commitments to conserve their forested watersheds.
Building sustainable livelihoods.
Helping communities protect their water through the conservation of their forests.
Farming communities are helping to protect one of South America´s biodiversity hotspots.
Adaptation, mitigation, watershed protection & local development.
Strengthening and consolidating local institutions for watersheds conservation.
A forest guardian in the Andean foothills
Carlos Calani Perez arrived from Bolivia’s high altiplano twenty years ago, to settle in the foothills of the Andes next to one of the most biodiverse protected areas of the planet, the Amboró National Park.
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Paradise land with good water
Patricio Roque was born in the north of Potosí, and arrived in the Municipality of El Torno in 1971 aged 19. Married to Vicenta Taraña, with 5 children, Patricio is now 66 years old. Patricio works as a famer and raises…
of forest conserved by Reciprocal Water Agreements (RWA)
of forest conserved by Protected Areas
benefited with supplies and productive initiatives, that have improved their quality of life and family economy
out of 339 municipalities in Bolivia are implementing RWA
users that are contributing to 36 local funds
The Water Maker
Caranavi, the first municipality of the Tropical Andes to join the conservation of water sources and Biodiversity!
The first step towards conserving important forests for water provision in a Biodiversity Hotspot area of the Department of La Paz, has materialized with the creation of a local water conservation fundread more
Natura Foundation Bolivia contributed to the report Beyond the Source: The environmental, economic and community benefits of source water protection, led by The Nature Conservancy.read more
Actors across a watershed often have very different needs, with upstream landowners trying to exploit natural resources, such as forests and grasslands, without necessarily taking into account how their actions…read more
Preparing for COP 21 in Paris, Tarija’s Governor Oliva recognizes the “watershared” commitment of the municipality of El Torno
The Governor of Tarija, Adrian Oliva Alcázar, will participate with Natura in the COP21 in Paris, where he will present Tarija’s conservation and water supply…read more
Representatives of 17 countries learned about Reciprocal Water Agreements to protect and conserve watersheds
As part of the ¨Seminar on Sustainable Development of Biosphere Reserves of Iberoamerica and the Caribbean, environmental…read more
Among violins and tambourines and the aroma of fresh coffee aroma created a festive environment in which families of 5 communities signed RWA…read more