Investigaación, educación y extensión


409 kilometers from Santa Cruz de la Sierra in the municipality of Roboré, the "Course of Community Monitors" was organized, organized by the Organization of Productivity Biosphere and Environment (PROBIOMA) in coordination with the Autonomous Municipal Government of Roboré, The Directorate of the Protected Area and Conservation Unit "Tucabaca Wildlife Reserve", the Bolivian Society of Environmental Law (SBDA) and the Bolivian Forest Research Institute (IBIF).
The training was given by a multidisciplinary team of Colombian experts from the TERRAE Geoambiental Corporation, among them geologists, biologists and civil engineers, who shared geo-environmental concepts such as the geological conformation of the mountainous areas located in Robore, as well as examples of environmental assessments of the impact of mining on the quality and quantity of water and hydrobiota. Participants of the course were representatives of the Autonomous Government of the municipality of Roboré, the Reserve Park Unit of the Tucabaca reserve, a team of volunteer Sentinels from 18 communities of Roboré, as well as representatives of the TCO Monteverde, TCO Lomerío, APCOB and IBIF.
Gumersindo Chávez, leader of water in the town of Chochis said: "The workshop is very dynamic and interesting because they are issues related to the environmental impact caused by mining companies to exploit minerals, and the aftermath that they leave in the territory as we could see , in the specific case of municipalities in Colombia, and we will be vigilant so that these events do not happen in our municipality "
The representative of IBIF, Marlene Soriano, Director of the Integral Development Program of socio-ecological projects, said: "The theoretical and practical knowledge that these experts from Colombia bring to us on issues that affect our environment and our health is impressive. Roboré, their communities, as in Santa Cruz. Due to lack of knowledge on these issues, extractivism in the Chiquitanía, such as mining and extensive farming, is making and undoing the natural resources of indigenous communities, fragmenting the scenic beauty and biodiversity of the Tucabaca Reserve, which in recent years has been generating an important economy for the region based on community ecotourism "










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