Nature

We need nature more than nature needs us

29 Apr, 2020 | Anneli Aliaga and Valeria Dorado

Photos: Valeria Dorado When quarantine is no longer obligatory and we are free to roam, we will remember how much we missed exploring Bolivia’s magnificent natural landscapes. But until then, i...

The Village of San Lorenzo

31 Mar, 2020 | Rinalda Aay

Photos: Rinalda Aay, George Fearnley and Rhiannon MatthiasA new tour agency offers visitors a wealth of culture, food and natural beautyFifteen kilometres north of Tarija, the capital of Bolivia’...

The Elegant Andean Condor

02 Mar, 2020 | Lauren Minion

A female Andean Condor sweeps over herterritory in search of food, using warm aircurrents to save energy.Photos: Lauren Minion This big bird is threatened by habitat loss and human aggressionThe...

The Cherry of Los Yungas

11 Dec, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon MatthiasWith small-scale growers and a vibrant café culture, Bolivian coffee is coming into its own Millions of people around the world crawl out of bed each morning despera...

Steps towards Sustainability

11 Dec, 2019 | Lauren Minion

Ecotourism in Bolivia: Brand or objective? Ecotourism is a sector that has undergone considerable development in Bolivia since 1999. For many, it is not only a form of income but a way of life. W...

Juan Carlos Navi Yuchina: King of the Jungle

11 Dec, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Name: Juan Carlos Navi YuchinaCommunity: San JoséJob title: Nature guideAge: 52Family situation: Married, with three daughters and a sonYears of experience working as a guide: FiveLanguages spoke...

A Call to Nature

29 Oct, 2019 | Nicole Marquez Aguirre

Photos: Nicole Marquez Aguirre The Bolivian Amazon’s Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary My arrival at the Ambue Ari wildlife sanctuary, or ‘the park’ as the volunteers call it, began as a jou...

Forest Fires in Chiquitanía and the Aftermath

29 Oct, 2019 | Silvia Saccardi

Wildlife Sanctuary Ambue Ari up in flames. Ph: Raquel Izquierdo Jacoste Images: Courtesy of Inti Wara Yassi A look into the consequences of extreme forest fires caused by chaqueosBolivia has this year...

Bolivia’s Magnificent Amazonian Nature Reserve

29 Oct, 2019 | Lauren Minion

Passiflora Madidiana Especie Nueva - “The Madidi Passionflower is an endemic species (one that can only be found in this region)” Images: Courtesy of Alfredo F. Fuentes Claros from The National Herbar...

Saving Bolivia’s Big Cat

29 Oct, 2019 | Amelia Swaby

Photos: Amelia Swaby Wildlife trafficking threatens the iconic jaguar International illegal wildlife trafficking now threatens the extinction of many species native to Bolivia. Birds are the...

Fighting for Our Future

29 Oct, 2019 | Nina Py Brozovich

“An Environmental Crisis is a Government Policy, Chiquitanía in Flames is a National Desaster” Photos: Lauren Minion and Silvia Saccardi Students take to the streets to demand climate justice Fridays...

Watching the World Breathe

29 Oct, 2019 | George Fearnley and Anneli Aliaga

Photos: Manuel Roca Climate Change from Chacaltaya Dr. Marcos Andrade recalls a satirical television show he once watched whereby viewers were humorously reassured, ‘Don’t worry about t...

RECOMMENDATIONS BX-98

25 Sep, 2019 | BX TEAM

MUELA DEL DIABLO Description: This rock formation in the south of the city is one of the most iconic sights in La Paz. Muela del diablo means ‘devil’s molar’ and its shape is what remains of an e...

Recommendations BX-97

31 Dec, 1969 | BX Team

LA SENDA VERDE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Description: La Senda Verde is home to more than 800 animals from almost 60 different species. They provide daily educational tours of the refuge to local and fo...

Flight of the Bumblebees

30 Jul, 2019 | Christopher Niklas Peterstam

Photos: Christopher Niklas Peterstam With a worldwide decline in the bee population, Yungas beekeepers protect their hivesOutside Coroico, a small town in the centre of the sparsely populate...