Nature

A Greener La Paz

23 Aug, 2017 | Daniel Johnson

Photo: Courtesy of EMAVERDEEmaverde’s mission to protect and create parks in the cityLa Paz, which spreads across 472 km², is fairly big by Bolivian standards. While its little sister, El Alto, gives...

Quirquincho Conservation

17 Feb, 2017 | Louise Lacourarie

Burrowing Deep into the Protection of the Hairy Andean ArmadilloThey have pointy noses and hairy shells, and they live in sand-dune burrows in the harsh, high-altitude conditions of the altiplano. ‘Th...

Identidad Madidi

29 Dec, 2016 | Eleanor Henderson

Photo: Eleanor Henderson Proving the park’s unmatched biodiversityThe journey from La Paz to the San José de Uchupiamonas community, in the heart of Madidi National Park, reinforces its ecological imp...

Lake Titicaca

24 Oct, 2016 | Jet De Kort

Photo: Alejandro Loayza GrisiA Changing LandscapeMaking my way down to Copacabana by bus, leaving behind the crowded streets of La Paz, I see the landscape changing. From an urban jungle of diesel-spe...

The Colours of Water

26 Sep, 2016 | Maria Mayböck

It is life, it is birth, it is a drop, it is a torrent, it is mist, it is dew, it is clear, it is muddy, it is pure, it is polluted, it is stagnant, it is rapid, it is dripping, it is flowing, it is b...

The Unearthly Beauty of the Salar

28 Mar, 2016 | Flossie Wildblood

Photo: Flossie WildbloodThe Famed Landscape Is Matched in Intensity by the Neighboring NaturalWe arrive in Uyuni at 6am, with the hesitantly blue morning sky above us and the muddy road beneath us. Th...

Surreal Uyuni

28 Mar, 2016 | Kit Fretz

Photos: Kit FretzThe Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most surreal places on earth. And day in and day out, visitors capture photos of its reflections and use its space to create comical distor...

La Paz’s Lunar Spacescape

28 Mar, 2016 | Clara Buxton

Photo: Kit FretzThe Otherworldly Beauty and Strange Myths of the Valle de la LunaPicture this: it is 1969 and you are American astronaut Neil Armstrong. You have recently gotten back from the moon. Wh...

Fuzzy Logic

28 Mar, 2016 | Kit Fretz

Photo: Kit FretzAfter 17 hours of hairpin bends, we arrive in the northern Bolivian town of Rurrenabaque, situated on the banks of the Rio Beni, which separates the La Paz and the Beni departments. I’...

The Catastrophe of Lago Poopó

25 Feb, 2016 | Kit Fretz

When Bolivia's second largest lake dries up, what is left behind?                      &nb...

The River Treasures of El Amazonas

25 Feb, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Bolivia teems with the unique. From its wealth of pre-Colombian ruins to its haunting geography, from boundless lakes to vast salt plains, the country offers a wealth of the astounding. And upon the Y...

The Age of the Animals

13 Jan, 2016 | Nikolaus Cox

Animals around Bolivia suffer daily in the black market. Bolivian Express visited one place that rehabilitates these orphans of the jungle.Author’s Note: Upon entering Sende Verde, a wildlife refuge i...

Light Flight

07 Dec, 2015 | Lila Andrea Monasterios Esteves

Have you ever seen a colony of butterflies travelling? Or more specifically, have you witnessed their journey through the trees covering the lowlands of eastern Bolivia, filling the lush green canopy...

READING THE SOUTHERN SKY

26 Aug, 2015 | Maxwell Popescu

Look into the mesmerising Andean sky on a winter night and it’s easy to understand the jealousy of northern stargazers. Down here, in the Southern Hemisphere, the glowing white band of the Milky Way i...

CLIMBING IN ARANJUEZ

26 Aug, 2015 | Celia Dyson

Adventures in scaling La Paz’s natural skyscrapersIt’s a beautiful day in Aranjuez, a valley framed by high-reaching mountains that slope down into a patchwork of winding roads and dusty settlements....