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 Date of last field
 evaluation 
 April 2004

Name

Apolobamba

 Category
 Integrated Management Natural Area
 Year created
 1972, extended in 2000

Area

483,743 ha

Main objectives

- Conservation of biological diversity;
- Improvement of the living conditions of native communities;
- Protection of local cultural heritage and recovery of local traditional knowledge (see Appendix 2)

 Location

In the northwest of the La Paz Department,

in the provinces of Bautista Saavedra,

Franz Tamayo and Larecaja

Ecoregions

Montane Humid to Perhumid Evergreen Forest, Puna and Dry Mesothermic Valleys

Habitats

Yungas humid forests, cloud forest ridges, yungas Paramo, high Andean wetlands called “bofedales” and peat-dominated wetlands or peat bogs called “turberas,” glacial lakes, humid high-altitude Andean grasslands, and snow-capped peaks

 

* The Integrated Management Natural Area (IMNA) category is meant to harmonize the conservation of biological diversity with the sustainable development of the local population. It constitutes a mosaic of land uses, including representative samples of ecoregions, biogeographic provinces, natural communities or plant and animal species of special importance, traditional land use systems, multiple-use zones, and strict protection zones (Art. 25, D.S. N° 24.781, 31.07.1997).

Author: Stéphane Pauquet

 

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