A new study published in The Cryosphere, an European Geosciences Union journal, has found that Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase.
The Bolivian government announced recently a new campaign to replant 6 million trees across the country, as part of the “Mi Arbol,” or “My Tree,” program in Bolivia combating deforestation and climate change.
Every year 200,000 hectares of pristine Bolivian rainforest is lost to deforestation, wildfires and the construction of cattle ranges. The knock-on effects for producers and farmers in the region is devastating.
A spectacled bear who had been brutally beaten has been given a second chance at life by Bolivian environmental authorities.
What happens when a lake dries up entirely? In the case of the Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation’s formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, the answer is nothing short of devastation.
Identidad Madidi is a multi-institutional effort to describe yet unknown species of Bolivia. A “robber frog” with beady, gold-rimmed eyes and a bizarre bat with a record-long tongue are among the menagerie of species discovered during an expedition.
The Madidi National Park in north-west Bolivia is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. One particularly astonishing fact: the park hosts 11% of the world’s bird species, according to Bolivia’s park service, SERNAP, and the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society.
Three engineering firms, two German and one Swiss, are bidding for the right to build a lithium processing plant the in highlands of Bolivia. Lithium-ion batteries are used in mobile phones and electric cars.
A reserve that is home to the world’s largest population of the critically endangered blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis) has been more than doubled in size, reports the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), a group that helped fund the expansion.
Silver Mines in Bolivia Were Ground Zero for Pre Industrial-Era Pollution. The earliest evidence of large scale human-produced air pollution found in South America.
Population growth and the expansion of unregulated mining activity have increasingly contaminated the 8,300-square-kilometer (3,200-square-mile) lake. But as the population around the lake has expanded over the last 30 years, so has the amount of human and industrial waste – and there are growing calls for the tide of pollution to be stemmed.
A geographic and cultural zone that includes parts of northern Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil, the Gran Chaco is a 600,000-square-kilometre hot and semi-arid region, home to a vast ecosystem and around 40 separate ethnic groups.
Climate change seriously threatens to disappear until 2030 to Tropical Andean glaciers in Bolivia that are below 5,400 meters, according to two studies of Non Governmental Organization (NGO) and private Climate Reaction League for the Defense of the Environment (Lidema -in spanish).
Bolivia is preparing a law to protect animals that will punish their perpetrators with penalties of up to six years in prison, but does not prohibit slaughter in indigenous rituals, officials said.
In the Autonomous Department of Santa Cruz located in the southeastern region of the country, the mistreatment of pets (dogs and cats), has increased in recent years, since ten pets seven are injured and abandoned by its owners, said the Animal Protection Association (APA).