Compensation for Hydrological Environmental Services in Los Negros Cloud Forest

dc.contributor.authorFundación Natura Boliviaen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialLos Negros Valleyen
dc.coverage.spatialBoliviaen
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Americaen
dc.coverage.temporal2002en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:20:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:20:12Zen
dc.date.issued2007-10-03en
dc.description.abstractThis initiative, led by Fundación Natura Bolivia and subsidized by donors, has been underway since 2002. The project seeks to protect a buffer zone around Amboró National park (community of Santa Rosa) through in-kind incentives for forest conservation. Landowners in the upper watershed of the Los Negros valley may voluntarily enter the program to protect native vegetation (forests) in exchange for in-kind payment (of beehives and barbed wire) of up to US $3 per hectare per year. As of October 2006, 34 landowners have entered contracts ranging from 1 to 10 years, protecting a total of 2073 hectares of forest - 1000 hectares of which are cloud forest. There are also benefits for landless people in Los Negros Valley; some have purchased beehives from participants and specialized in apiculture and others are hired by participant farmers to assist with honey processing. Appreciable indirect impacts of the PES scheme include the formation of four functioning "environmental committees" and an association of beekeepers. Upstream-downstream tensions have decreased as cooperation has increased, with a growing awareness of the need to work together to manage the watershed to everyone's benefit. The expectation is that the downstream community will become more motivated to contribute to the scheme as greater trust of the upstream community develops.en
dc.description.notesPES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier2654en
dc.identifier.other2654_Bolivia_Los_Negros_E.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67080en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.naturabolivia.orgen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.watershedmarkets.org/documents/Bolivia_Los_Negros_E.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectDeforestationen
dc.subjectAlternative farmingen
dc.subjectPayments for environmental servicesen
dc.subjectForest managementen
dc.subjectNon-wood forest productsen
dc.subjectForest ecosystemsen
dc.subjectIncentivesen
dc.subjectWatershed protectionen
dc.subjectBeehivesen
dc.subjectApicultureen
dc.subjectWatersheden
dc.titleCompensation for Hydrological Environmental Services in Los Negros Cloud Foresten
dc.title.alternativeThe Los Negros-Santa Maria project: Bees for wateren
dc.typeReporten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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