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 Date of last field
 evaluation
 June 2004 (updated in July 2005)

Name

Cotapata

 Category

 National Park and Integrated Management

 Natural Area*

 Year created
 1993

Area

 60,000 ha

Main objectives

 - Conservation of biological diversity, in 

 particular of the high Andean and Yungas

 biomes;
 - Regulation of the use of natural 

 resources by local residents and 

 improvement of their living conditions;
 - Protection of the local archaeological and

 cultural heritage and recovery of local 

 inhabitants’ traditional knowledge (see  

 Appendix 2)

 Location

 In the northwest of the La Paz department,

 in the Nor Yungas and Murillo provinces

Ecoregions

 Humid Puna grasslands and Humid 

 montane cloud forests (Yungas)

Habitats

 Glaciers, snow-fields, periglacia1

 environments, high Andean grasslands,

 highland wetlands called “bofedales,”

 Yungas paramos, cloud forest ridges, and

 humid montane cloud forests

 

* 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, 07.31.1997)

Authors: Dimitri de Boissieu, Mario Diego Lilienfeld and Stéphane Pauquet

 

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