Many people have heard about the devastating fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Unfortunately, neighboring Bolivia has also suffered from heightened fire activity this summer, as has the Brazilian Pantanal: the world’s largest wetland. All told, scientists at Panthera – an international wild cat conservation organization – estimate that 500 jaguars have lost their homes or […]

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A blue and yellow macaw along the Bala Gorge on the Beni River near the town of Rurrenabaque, Bolivia – the proposed site of the Bolivian government’s controversial El Bala Chepete hydroelectric dam. Local indigenous people argue that the flooding would destroy flora and fauna and displace native people, putting the survival of their communities […]

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