Community Conservation for Andean Bears in Bolivia

by Women for Conservation
Community Conservation for Andean Bears in Bolivia

Summary

Women for Conservation's partnership with the Jucumari Program promotes Andean Bear conservation in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Focused on community-based sustainable weaving initiatives, it addresses human-wildlife conflict (HWC) and fosters positive change.

$15,000
total goal
$14,725
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Human-wildlife conflict poses a direct threat to Andean Bears in Cochabamba, where bears roam freely, leading to conflict with local communities. Negative perceptions and retaliatory killings jeopardize the species. COVID restrictions amplify challenges in implementing educational programs.

Solution

Collaborating with Programa Jucumari, we're tackling Human-wildlife conflict threatening the Andean bear in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Using ArcGIS, we map bear habitats and grazing lands, urging ranchers to relocate cattle. Engaging local communities in discussions, we advocate for formal protection. Simultaneously, our weaving program empowers women, providing sustainable income and fostering biodiversity awareness. Join us in preserving the Andean Bear and building sustainable livelihoods!

Long-Term Impact

The program has achieved milestones, including legal recognition of Andean Bears as cultural heritage and decreased negative perceptions. Sustainable weaving empowers women economically. With ongoing education and monitoring, we envision lasting harmony between communities and Andean Bears, ensuring their survival. Your support fuels positive change; join us in weaving a future for Andean Bears!

Resources

Organization Information

Women for Conservation

Location: Warrenton, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WomenForConser1
Project Leader:
Sara Lara
Warrenton , VA United States
$275 raised of $15,000 goal
 
6 donations
$14,725 to go
Donate Now

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.