Nature

Fundación Viva’s Photography Contest

27 Aug, 2018 | Rafaela Alford

Photos provided by Fundación VIVAA competition to save endangered speciesIn early August of this year, the entry deadline for the National Photography Contest of Endangered Bolivian Species passed. It...

Proyecto Rositas

27 Aug, 2018 | Leigh Anderson

Balancing development with the environment and indigenous rights in BoliviaProyecto Rositas, the plan for a 600 megawatt hydroelectric plant in the Bolivian jungle, is stirring up controversy among a...

A Refuge for Bolivia’s Mistreated Wildlife

27 Aug, 2018 | Chris Lunnon

Photos: Chris LunnonWild animals are rehabilitated and cared for at the Comunidad Wara YassiIn July 2018, a beautiful jaguar called Juancho died of old age under the care of the Comunidad Inti Wara Ya...

Natural Zone

21 Jun, 2018 | Katherina Sourine

Photos: Katherina SourineTraining young professionals in Bolivia to preserve the world we live inFor Natural Zone CEO Melissa Miranda Justiniano, the attainment of knowledge has always been at th...

Saving the Vicuña

23 May, 2018 | Niahm Elain

Photos: Daniel MaydanaThe creature with precious wool that almost went extinctWith Bambi eyes and neat, pointy ears, the slender, tawny vicuña is noticeably more elegant than its shaggy llama and alpa...

Climate Change Refugees

23 Feb, 2018 | Georgina Bolam

The plight of the Urus on the drying Lake PoopóLake Poopó, once the second largest fishing paradise in Bolivia, has become nothing but an expanse of dry and salty land. The water waned, 30 million fis...

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’...