Indigenous Forest Management in the Bolivian Amazon: Lessons from the Yuracare People

TitleIndigenous Forest Management in the Bolivian Amazon: Lessons from the Yuracare People
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBecker CD, Leon R
Book TitlePeople and Forests: Communities, Institutions, and Governance.
Chapter7
Pagination164-189
PublisherThe MIT Press
CityCambridge, MA, USA
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Yuracare forest community, Department of Cochabamba, northern Bolivia

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The Yuracare forest community is located in the department of Cochabamba, in northern Bolivia.  It encompasses a geographical area of 250,000 ha in the Rio Charape watershed. The case study spans from early 1990s to 1997, and catalogues an action situation involving 400 families, which are dependent on the forest for fuelwood, fodder, timber, water, and wildlife, among others.  Timber and a variety of forest products are the main stationary resource units. The original case study authors...
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