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Andean bears and people: coexistence through poverty reduction


Ref: 25011
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Mr Sitha Som
Lead Institution: Chester Zoo, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) Oxford University,
Host Country Institutions: PROMETA, Centro de Estudios Regionales de Tarija (CERDET), Instituto de Investigación y Capacitacion Campesina (IICA), Natural History Museum Alcides d’Orbigny
Start Date: 2018-07-01
End Date: 2021-03-31
Funding: £266,625.00
Website:
Status: Current
Regions:
Countries: Bolivia
Purpose: By linking poverty reduction, improved wellbeing and benefits from biodiversity conservation, this project works towards human-bear coexistence in the southern Bolivian Andes. It focusses on developing livelihoods and increasing benefits from the protection of the bears, alongside research towards a better and transferrable understanding of the ecological and social dynamics of human-wildlife conflicts. The livelihoods of local communities and the conservation of Andean bears co-benefit from an integrated approach linking and improving livelihoods and co-existence with bears and pumas in the dry forests of the Pilaya watershed, Bolivia.
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Documents:
Title: 25-011 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]