Community forestry takes root in Bolivia

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The Yuquis traditionally lived as nomadic hunter-gatherers. Then five years ago they, and five communities of Mojeno, Mobima, Trinitario and Uracare were given the 300,000-acre Yuqui indigenous territory (TCO).

Now, they are using sustainable-forestry practices to conserve the forests and ensure their own survival.

That these communities reached this position is down to organisations including the Worldwide Fund for Nature. WWF has launched a regional campaign reaching from Bolivia to Mexico to promote community forestry as an important preservation tool in Latin America, where half the world’s tropical forests are located.”