Video - The National Park KaaIya del Gran Chaco: the last opportunity for the South American Great Chaco
Posted on Jul 07, 2013
From SaviaBolivia - www.saviabolivia.org
A documentary about the Kaa-Iya del Gran Chaco National Park – the largest in Bolivia - which was created as an initiative of the indigenous peoples that live in the areas surrounding it (the Guarani-Isoseños, Chiquitanos and Ayoreodes) to ensure their own survival as a culture and as peoples by protecting the natural resources that are an integral part of their culture and livelihoods. This is a jointly managed park in which these communities have a management role. This big protected area is part of a great mosaic of different conservation and management units which extend to the east and south of Bolivia. The Park and its communities are threatened by expanding agro-industrial frontiers and growing demands from extractive industries.