Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza
Grants to Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza
2012 (Duration 2 years)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
SANTA CRUZ, BOLIVIA — Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza works in Bolivia on natural resource conservation, with special attention to management of fire in Bolivian lowland forests, where it develops early warning systems, establishes coordination mechanisms for controlled use of fire and reduces the occurrence of wildfires in natural habitats. This project will implement an innovative community-based approach to fire management as a tangible means of adapting land use practices to climate change, thus reducing forest fire's negative impacts on biodiversity and rural communities.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza $300,000 between 2010 and 2013.