Andean bears and people: coexistence through poverty reduction
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.
Natural History Museum Alcides d’Orbigny, Instituto de Investigación y Capacitacion Campesina (IICA), Centro de Estudios Regionales de Tarija (CERDET), Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) Oxford University,, PROMETA
TEMPERATE FOREST, FORESTS
Threats To Biodiversity
LAND USE CHANGE
IN SITU, POVERTY REDUCTION, LIVELIHOODS
RESEARCH TRAINING, TRAINING, CEPA, TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE