CIBAPA – Subhumid forest
The study area is located within the CIBAPA TCO corresponding to ethnic groups of Pauserna, Guasug’we and Chiquitana ancestry. The TCO CIBAPA is located 470 km to the NE of the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in the Municipality of San Ignacio de Velasco, Velasco province, Santa Cruz, Bolivia (14°24’38”S; 61°29’44”W).The plots are installed in the area of annual use (AAA) -compartment 2000-2 which has a total area of 1702 ha and whose productive area is 1542 ha.
Although no climatic data are available for the area, estimated climatic data can be obtained, so that the area would have an average annual temperature of 23 ° C and an average annual rainfall of 1500 mm..
The valleys have temporarily flooded forests, locally called sartenejales. There are also frequent formations with rocky outcrops granitic or slabs (“inselbergs”) that have semideciduous forests on their ridges and abundant endemic species.
This place has tall forests of 30 to 40 m in height. The dominant dominant species are thePseudolmedia laevis (pama) and the Qualea paraensis (cambará male), Erisma uncinatum (cambara female) and Euterpe precatoria (asaí). It is worth mentioning that the most dominant species in these forests are diverse species of the family Vochysiaceae locally named “cambaras”. In the lower canopy, a series of species that are often unknown to the mothers were recorded. The lower parts or with poor drainage are dominated by the giant patujú. Also the palm trees, like the asaí, the chonta(Astrocarium aculeatum), the pachiuva (Socratea exorrhiza) and the male cusi (Attalea maripa) they were very common in these low areas.
The only way to get to this place is by taking a ground transportation from the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. From this city they are approximately 500 km to the northeast.