Community Conservation for Andean Bears in Bolivia

by Women for Conservation
Community Conservation for Andean Bears in Bolivia

Project Report | Apr 1, 2024
Thanks for helping protect Threatened Andean Bears

By Emily Knudson | Director of Outreach and Philanthropy

Spectacled Andean Bear Cub, W4C 2024
Spectacled Andean Bear Cub, W4C 2024

Dear Women for Conservation Family,

We are thrilled to share the progress of our project, Community Conservation for Andean Bears in Bolivia, as we work towards our 2024 grant goal of $15,000. We are proud to report significant achievements in protecting critical habitat for threatened Andean Spectacled bears across five Women for Conservation project sites.

Project Highlights:

Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict: Human-wildlife conflict poses a significant threat to Andean Bears in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Through our partnership with Programa Jucumari, we are actively working to mitigate this conflict. Using ArcGIS mapping, we identify bear habitats and grazing lands, urging ranchers to relocate cattle. By engaging local communities in discussions, we advocate for the formal protection of these habitats.

Empowering Women through Sustainable Weaving: Our sustainable weaving program is empowering women economically while fostering biodiversity awareness. This initiative not only provides women with a sustainable income but also plays a crucial role in building harmony between communities and Andean Bears.

Progress Towards Long-Term Impact:

Decreased Negative Perceptions: Through education and awareness programs, we have seen a decrease in negative perceptions towards Andean Bears, paving the way for their conservation.

Your Support Matters:

Your continued support is vital as we strive to reach our grant goal and ensure the long-term protection of Andean Spectacled bears. We invite you to join us in preserving the Andean Bear and building sustainable livelihoods for local communities.

Photos and Videos:

We hope you enjoy the attached photos and videos from Women for Conservation forest guards and wildlife cameras, showcasing the impact of our Andean Bear conservation efforts.

Thank you for your unwavering support and commitment to conservation. Together, we can make a difference for Andean Bears and their habitats.

Warm regards,

The Women for Conservation Team


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Women for Conservation

Location: Warrenton, VA - USA
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Twitter: @WomenForConser1
Project Leader:
Sara Lara
Warrenton , VA United States
$313 raised of $15,000 goal
8 donations
$14,687 to go
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