Community Based Ecotourism

Sustainable Bolivia has helped securing over 20,000 hectares of forest and river ecosystem in the protected Aquicuana reserve together with the municipality and the local communities.

Protecting the Aquicuana Lake Reserve for future generations in partnership with local communities

This area of remarkable beauty and unsurpassed biologically diversity is now protected from agriculture expansion, ranching, logging, mining and natural resource extraction. Sustainable Bolivia, helps manage and protect the reserve.

To support conservation efforts and provide a sustainable income, SB is working alongside the local government and two communities of Warnes and San José inside the reserve to promote local ecotourism projects and a source of sustainable revenue for the communities.

Our offerings include:

  • Guided nature hikes
  • Plant medicine
  • Canoe rides
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching

Sustainable Bolivia’s work

We promote the interests of the Aquicuana Reserve and the local communities through promotion, an online presence and meetings with local authorities and actors in the tourism sector. We also made a strategic plan for Ecotourism in the Reserve to be managed by the communities themselves.

In progress:

  • Building a tourist checkpoint and small restaurant at the Reserve entrance (by the end 2018)
  • Training tour guides to lead eco-guided tours in the Reserve
  • Have running water in the San José community

Future plans:

  • Creation of a Technical Ecotourism Institute in the Warnes’ School
  • Creation of a Mini Educative Park in the Warnes’ School


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