Yuracare, Cochabamba, northern Bolivia

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Yuracare forest community, Department of Cochabamba, northern Bolivia

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 game species, among others.  Timber and a variety of forest products are the main stationary resource units.This case illustrates how...
09 Aug 2016