Author Archives: Xamira Zuiderwijk

Bolivian Jaguar’s New Enemies to be Exposed by ELI and IUCN Anti-Trafficking Investigators

Lesser-known links to Bolivia’s jaguar trafficking chain are about to be exposed by anti-trafficking investigators of the Earth League International (ELI), In collaboration with the Dutch national committee on International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). undercover Chinese investigators of ELI, were able to discover significant information on how and where members of the Chinese […]

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Bolivia Rosewood – A Cursory Look at Bolivia’s Lumber Export

Bolivia’s forest is a primary source of sawn wood, of which a large portion is exported as industrial lumber, including the popular Bolivia rosewood material. Also known as Morada or Santos Rosewood, it is a dark colored hardwood well-liked by those looking for fine architectural millwork, furniture or guitar instruments. Bolivia Rosewood, Not a True […]

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Amazon’s Ecological Engineers: White-Lipped Peccaries

Not many are aware that there are animals called white-lipped peccaries roaming in herds across the Amazon forests lying between South and Central America. The animals look like pigs but they play an important role in promoting ecological life in the Amazon. . White-lipped peccaries, which go by the scientific name,Tayassu pecari are pig-like animals […]

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Bolivia’s Bishops Urging People to Focus on Environmental Issues

In anticipation of the snap general election rescheduled on October 16, 2020, Bolivia’s bishops urge voters to focus on environmental concerns as a key issue.   The bishops representing Bolivia’s Pan-Amazonian Church Network or REPAM Chapter, issued a statement last August 25, addressed to government authorities and to voters as well. The message wants government […]

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U.S. States Exclude Horse Racing in Nonessential Businesses List

When the states of Arkansas, Florida, Nebraska and Oklahoma issued business closure mandates on nonessential businesses, horse racing was an exception. The tracks that remained open but without accepting spectators to watch the ongoing races included Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs; Fonner Park in Nebraska; Remington Park and Will Rogers […]

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Amphibian Rescue Team Found Rare Glass Frog Species in Bolivia

Conservationists on a mission to save reptiles and amphibians in Bolivia, found rare glass frog species that have not been spotted during the past 18 years.   Although the micro-scale hydroelectric project in rural Kami in Bolivia, has been helpful in providing clean and renewable electricity to the Bolivian national grid, most frog and reptile […]

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CA Gov Okays Eviction Ban

After receiving petitions for a moratorium on evictions, California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an order banning enforcement of eviction actions on tenants. The order also prohibits law enforcers and courts to carry outstanding orders of eviction prior to the governor’s announcement of the moratorium.   Governor Newsom had earlier ordered California residents to shelter-in-place […]

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Microplastics on Land, in Air

A new study on microplastics revealed that microscopic plastic debris pollutes not just the ocean but also land and the air we breathe. In a study conducted at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), researchers found evidence that microplastics have a substantial footprint in the Earth’s environment. Led by Robert C. Hale, professor of […]

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Amazon Wildfires Receded as Rainforest Gets Doused by Heavy Rains

The Amazon wildfires that hit Brazil and Bolivia have receded following the heavy rains that poured down last month. The downpour had helped members of Bolivia’s military put out the fires that blazed for more than two months, which razed about four (4) million hectares of Amazon lands. Cinthia Asin, official spokesperson for the Sta. […]

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Bolivia President’s “New Gold” Still Turning Amazon Forest into Ashes

As fire rages on in Bolivia’s section of the Amazon Forest, many are looking closely into Bolivia’s new trade agreements with China, particularly in the supply of agricultural products. After all, China’s decision to stop buying agricultural products from U.S. farmers, resulted to the Asian country’s increased demand to the farmers of Bolivia.     […]

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IUCN Red List of Bolivia’s Endangered Animals

Established in 1964, the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN Red List has evolved into becoming the most comprehensive source of global information used by wildlife departments and other government agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations, natural resource planners, business communities, educational institutions and students, As it is our aim to disseminate information about Bolivia […]

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Bolivia’s Hopes for Meat Boom via China Trade, Raise Deforestation Concerns

Recently, Bolivia’s livestock farmers received news that the country will soon be exporting cattle meat to China. However, the news also raised environmental concerns that the new market will worsen the current state of deforestation in Bolivia, unless livestock farmers migrate to more sustainable methods of production. In 2014, the Friends of Nature Foundation (FAN) […]

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Bolivia’s Lake Titicaca Reveals Exceptional Ancient Tiwanaku Ceremonial Site

Amateur divers exploring the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca came across several ancient artifacts in a reef submerged 5 meters deep. The discoveries led to an official exploration of the Khoa reef by a team of marine archaeologists. After piecing together artefacts of exceptional value, they unraveled an amazing ceremonial site, which archaeologists […]

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