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Bolivia opens its protected areas for oil drilling

Bolivia Oil Madidi Chaco

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:23 AM

I found today this horrible article on Mongabay about Bolivia.

 

I had absolutely no idea Bolivia passed a new law to open oil drilling in the country protected areas, bypassing any EIA and the community rights to refuse these projects on their TCO.

My Bolivian guides in Madidi told me Madidi was under threat, I now want more than ever encouraging any wildlife lover to go and visit Madidi to show the government that Bolivian protected areas are worth conserving, and that oil drilling should stay outside.

 

This is not reported in the medias but is worst than Virunga and Yasuni cases:

 

http://news.mongabay...w.html?n3ws1ttr


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Posted 19 June 2015 - 05:25 PM

I found today this horrible article on Mongabay about Bolivia.

 

I had absolutely no idea Bolivia passed a new law to open oil drilling in the country protected areas, bypassing any EIA and the community rights to refuse these projects on their TCO.

My Bolivian guides in Madidi told me Madidi was under threat, I now want more than ever encouraging any wildlife lover to go and visit Madidi to show the government that Bolivian protected areas are worth conserving, and that oil drilling should stay outside.

 

This is not reported in the medias but is worst than Virunga and Yasuni cases:

 

http://www.theguardi...l-parks-oil-gas

 

~ @jeremie

 

I'm glad that you spotted this and posted it for Safaritalk readers.

 

The U.K. Guardian article notes that the Bolivian authorities declined to comment.

 

Thank you for encouraging visits to Madidi National Park.

 

The biodiversity in Madidi is remarkable!

 

Your thoughtfulness in regularly sharing such information is highly appreciated!

 

Tom K.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 01:47 AM

You can't imagine how upset I am about this. Madidi is an amazing place, a place I love and where I had big plans to build and develop a lodge.

The Bala dam project is located exactly where all the wildlife touristic activity is concentrated. This is the place of the macaw lick, the place where I have seen hundred of collared and white lips peccaries, jaguar, giant otters, tapir, puma and ocelot. The most amazing place I have ever visited until now...

 

Please tell anyone about this huge menace. We can still do something to stop it.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 04:55 PM

You can't imagine how upset I am about this. Madidi is an amazing place, a place I love and where I had big plans to build and develop a lodge.

The Bala dam project is located exactly where all the wildlife touristic activity is concentrated. This is the place of the macaw lick, the place where I have seen hundred of collared and white lips peccaries, jaguar, giant otters, tapir, puma and ocelot. The most amazing place I have ever visited until now...

 

Please tell anyone about this huge menace. We can still do something to stop it.

 

~ @jeremie

 

I'm very sorry to know what a devastating impact these plans may have.

 

With your firsthand experience, it is much clearer what this means.

 

It's very considerate of you to explain to us what the specific highlights of Madidi are.

 

Thank you.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:33 PM

Morales is not satisfied by the previous announcement, the would be trying to push for the construction of a highway in the TIPNIS area. In 2011 locals protested against the road and got a suspension of the project from the government after they marched from Trinidad in the bolivian lowlands to La Paz.

It sounds Morales is now decided to develop its country the faster as posible forgetting his old commitments....

 

I am really devastated about these gloomy news...

 

http://news.mongabay...ighway-forward/


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

This article shows the diferent areas opened to drilling exploration last year.

http://news.mongabay...ive/?n3wsletter

 

Shame on Evo.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:26 PM

Things got worst this year, when Evo signed a contract with Geodata to go on with the design studies of two large dams within the Madidi National Park.

The flooded area is about 2% of the park area, which holds the highest biodiversity on earth.

 

https://news.mongaba...ark/?n3wsletter



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:27 PM

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:50 PM

@jeremie  I am so sorry to read about this. It seems to me that every day, some greedy human is trying to destroy this planet. It gets so overwhelming. I've never been to Bolivia but hae been to Peru and know they are battling the demons there as well. I just am sooooo sorry to read more bad news about the rape of our planet :(



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:53 AM

unfortunately  in this region  of the world  nature can be treated very brutally

 

the world conservation union IUCN definition of a national park excludes any area with  any form of extractive resource use


Wild Africa is in my blood. All life is sacred and interconnected. for the animals are fellow nations caught in the splendor and trevail of the earth.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 01:34 AM

They are also logging primary forest just outside of the park to produce sugar cane...

 

https://news.mongaba...via/?n3wsletter

 

You must go to Madidi before its too late. It is a true gem. 







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