Regions where we work in Bolivia

We are currently active in the following regions:

Bolivia

TBI in Bolivia through its partners work towards an integrated, sustainable and inclusive management of forests, in particular in the Gran Chiquitanía region.

The Chiquitanía region is located in eastern Bolivia, a transition area between the Amazon and the Chaco. The forested area is influenced by different local, national and international factors. Agro-industrial production of soy and sorghum, as well as livestock production represent the main drivers of deforestation in the region and mining. The Bolivian State has a predominantly agricultural vision of development, as expressed in the proposed land use and agricultural plans for the coming years. Indigenous communities have an important role to play in the management of the remaining forest in the region, as 80% of forests in Bolivia, amongst others in the Chiquitanía region, is managed by indigenous groups.

What we do:

  • Strengthening local governance to improve management of natural resources, specifically in the indigenous territories.
  • Promote the application of newly developed forest legislations by the national government and municipalities
  • Create awareness among consumers on the contribution of agro-ecology, certified products to safeguard environmental functions of the forests and food provisioning.
  • Improve and promote the concept of "Sistemas de vida" through strengthening different stakeholders by facilitating dialogue and providing access to reliable information.

History
TBI has worked since 2010 with the Bolivian Institute of Forestry Research (IBIF), an NGO which conducts and promotes forestry research in the Bolivian tropical forests, and disseminate these results to encourage the sustainable management of natural resources.