Community-based fire management in Bolivia: integrating people, knowledge and good practices


Authors: Verónica Ibarnegaray, Carlos Pinto & Natalia Calderón

General - 2022

ISSUE No.: 61


Language: English


Fire has always been part of the dynamics of Bolivia’s forest landscapes. However, the increasing frequency and intensity of large fires is threatening the sustainability of ecosystems and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities, mainly in the Chiquitania region of Santa Cruz Department. Local communities are assuming an active and responsible role in fire management. However, stronger partnerships and technical assistance are still required to consolidate good practices, mainly those related to the use of and access to information and communication technologies. This presents an opportunity to target digital inclusion policies that provide incentives to local communities to strengthen early warning and risk-reduction mechanisms. 

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