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Working on Resource Management Practices
with highland Aymara communities in the
Cordillera Real, Bolivia
A Progress Repor...
La Paz - El Alto
2 million +
Tuni Condoriri
Illimani
Illampu
Illampu
Tuni Condoriri
Huayna Potosi
Illimani
The Cordillera
Real
Akhmani
Denver
La Paz
Illampu
Tuni Condoriri
Huayna Potosi
Illimani
The Cordillera
Real
Akhmani
Tiwanaku
Tiwanaku Archeological
Site
El Alto
La Paz
La Paz & El Alto - The New Center of Command &
Control
Local actores in the Cordillera Real
Community-based Tourism -
CBT
CBT in practice
Waste Management in
CBT
WM in CBT - barriers
● Opportunity costs are high
● Limited to non existent access to information and technologies for
pre...
WM in CBT - opportunities
· Existing organizations, including the more “classic” ones such as UIAMGB
and innovative ones s...
What are we doing?
Association of Mountain and Trekking Guides of
Bolivia
Generating local awareness about and support for WM in high mountain regions
Lessons being learned
1) Long term operator-community partnerships that are
transparent, fair and include a mix of trainin...
Opportunities for
collaboration
Thank you . . . and come visit
us!
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia
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Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia

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Stephan Taranto – Community-Based Tourism Initiatives in the Central Andes of Bolivia

  1. 1. Working on Resource Management Practices with highland Aymara communities in the Cordillera Real, Bolivia A Progress Report from Sendas Altas - La Paz on Foot La Paz, Bolivia Sustainable Summits 2014 Golden Colorado
  2. 2. La Paz - El Alto 2 million +
  3. 3. Tuni Condoriri Illimani Illampu
  4. 4. Illampu Tuni Condoriri Huayna Potosi Illimani The Cordillera Real Akhmani
  5. 5. Denver La Paz
  6. 6. Illampu Tuni Condoriri Huayna Potosi Illimani The Cordillera Real Akhmani Tiwanaku
  7. 7. Tiwanaku Archeological Site
  8. 8. El Alto La Paz La Paz & El Alto - The New Center of Command & Control
  9. 9. Local actores in the Cordillera Real
  10. 10. Community-based Tourism - CBT
  11. 11. CBT in practice
  12. 12. Waste Management in CBT
  13. 13. WM in CBT - barriers ● Opportunity costs are high ● Limited to non existent access to information and technologies for preventing waste impacts ● Unsustained intervention from entities seeking to help improve conditions for waste management (information, technology, materials) ● Trekking and climbing are incipient and highly seasonal/sporadic sectors in the Cordillera Real’s mix of human activity ● Lack of trained guides and other actors as well as local norms to guide high mountain sports activities ● What else? You are an experienced bunch!
  14. 14. WM in CBT - opportunities · Existing organizations, including the more “classic” ones such as UIAMGB and innovative ones such as Mujer Montanha · Technicians that know how to work with local communities on implementing novel resource management systems · Growing middle class that can be encourage to engage more with local high mountain landscapes (if security, access and conditions are improved) and thereby add value to them and invest in their care · Strong spiritual beliefs among both rural and urban populations about mountain landscapes that can be “activated” or “called upon” through innovative information and action campaigns to foster sustainable behavior in “defense of mother earth” · Increasingly strong attitudes and norms in favor of “protegiendo lo nuestro” from exploitation by outside actors
  15. 15. What are we doing?
  16. 16. Association of Mountain and Trekking Guides of Bolivia
  17. 17. Generating local awareness about and support for WM in high mountain regions
  18. 18. Lessons being learned 1) Long term operator-community partnerships that are transparent, fair and include a mix of training and support combined with gradually increasing income generation is the way to go 2) Benefits from such cooperation must produce tangible, mutual benefits for partners 3) Opportunity costs can not be underestimated and must be taken into account when planning joint projects
  19. 19. Opportunities for collaboration
  20. 20. Thank you . . . and come visit us!

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