Wild Beats

Fundación Gaia Pacha

 

Latidos Silvestres (Wild Beats) Human action against nature for the sake of self profit has greatly impacted the environment; one of the major consequences is the destruction of wildlife. Currently, according to a study conducted by the National Union for Nature Conservation, there are 22,408 endangered species in the world. Among the most exploited for domestic or economic fineries, are species such as the Red Tuna used for Sushi, the Asian Elephant which is hunted for ivory, the Pongo Abelii primate used as a pet in several places, the polar bear displaced from its habitat due to climate change and many other animals that are being affected by anthropogenic disturbances. Bolivia has a total of 68 endangered species, from which 11 of those are from the city of Cochabamba; including the Ñandú, the Andes Flamingos, Parrots, the Condor, the Armadillo, the Andes Bear or Jukumari, and the Leopard. The majority of these species are victims of illegal commercialization or illegal trafficking. Due to this, the Gaia Pacha Foundation has launched the “Latidos Silvestres” (Wild Beats) campaign, with the objective to conscientize the people of Cochabamba by way of public talks and seminars regarding the issue of the treatment and trafficking of wild animals.

 

 

Agreeing to, or participating in the purchase of wild animals is one of the ways the populace contributes to the continuation of cruel treatment and trafficking of these animals. For this reason, the Gaia Pacha Foundation seeks the participation of other local organizations in Cochabamba to support this initiative. In return, this will add value to the impact they can make in their communities, improve environmental outcomes and be an example to other organizations. These workshops will help create a collective conscience in the community to not foment the cruel treatment and illegal commercialization of these species, starting by seizing the purchase of these animals, and by generating initiatives that will guarantee the protection of the Bolivian wildlife and ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

 

Fuentes:

http://www.agenciasinc.es/Noticias/Mas-de-22.000-especies-estan-en-pelig...
http://www.telesurtv.net/multimedia/En-fotos-Los-15-animales-en-peligro-...
https://noticiasambientalescochabamba.wordpress.com/tag/fauna-y-flora/
http://www.erbol.com.bo/noticia/social/26042014/bolivia_contribuye_al_ca...