A pivotal year for Bolivian conservation policy

Alfredo Romero-Muñoz, Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares, Mónica Moraes R, Daniel M. Larrea-Alcázar, Claire F.R. Wordley

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As Bolivia approaches presidential elections in October 2019, the country’s environmental leadership is at stake. We discuss urgent challenges and opportunities for reconciling conservation and societal needs in this mega-diverse country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-869
Number of pages4
JournalNature Ecology and Evolution
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We thank T. Kuemmerle, J. Geldman and A. Ghodoussi for helpful discussions and comments on previous versions of the manuscript, as well as A. Balmford, V. Reyes-García and R. Rocha for enlightening discussions about conservation policies. A. Gyawali provided cartographic assistance. A.R.-M. acknowledges financial support from the German Research Foundation (grant no. KU 2458/5-1) and the German Ministry of Education and Research (grant no. 031B0034A), and A.F.-L. acknowledges financial support from the Academy of Finland (grant agreement no. 311176).

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