1. San Nicolás Municipal Protected Area
The San Nicolás Municipal Protected Area (APMSN) was established on February 11th , 2004 by means of a Municipal Ordinance Nº 004/2004, located in the Great Chaco Province and Caraparí Municipality of Tarija, it has a territory of 16.550 hectares with an altitude ranging from 600 to 1.526 meters above sea level. This protected area is part of the following communities: Pampa Redonda (Chiquiacá river) and San Nicolás (San Nicolás river), and at its south and west boundaries the Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve. The purpose of this protected area is to preserve the integrity of the conditions of the ecosystems in the Bolivian Tucuman formation, to maintain the quality of the hydrological regime, biodiversity, genetic resources and environmental functions that benefit the population of the Municipality and society in general.
2. “El Corbalán” Natural Reserve
The Corbalán Natural Reserve is a conservation unit managed by PROMETA and has an area of 4.778 hectares of which 2.500 are under the legal figure of Private Reserve of the Natural Patrimony, (Reserva Privada del Patrimonio Natural or RPPN), and is legally supported by the Forest Law 1700, and 2.278 hectares are lands under protection. This reserve is located in the Third Section of the Great Chaco Province in Tarija (in the jurisdiction of the Villa Montes Municipality). The reserve contains dry forests, grasslands, glens and a vast concentration of biodiversity due to the water accumulation in its glens
3. Alarachi Natural Reserve
The Alarachi Natural Reserve (RNA) was created by PROMETA in April 2001 and has a territorial extent of 6.062 hectares. Its jurisdiction lies within the Cantons of La Mamora y Emborozú of the Padcaya Municipality of the first section of the Arce Province in Tarija, and is located within the Tariquía – Baritú ecological corridor, in the Bermejo sector that connects Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve and Baritú National Park (Argentina). The purpose of this reserve is to contribute with the connectivity of the corridor by guaranteeing the protection of the natural processes, improving connectivity between Tariquía and Baritú and the mountain jungles of the Bolivian – Tucuman formation.
4. The Sama Mountain Range Biological Reserve
This biological reserve was created by Supreme Decree Nº 22721 on January 30, 1991 to preserve the ecosystems of the protected area, the endangered flora and fauna, the sources of water for the city of Tarija and nearby communities. To preserve the Tajzara basin which is the only RAMSAR site in Tarija, to guarantee the sustainable use of natural resources and improve the quality of life of the population.
It has an area of 108.500 hectares of which about 43% of its area corresponds to Puna grassland and the rest is divided between dry inter – Andean forest and the Tucuman – Bolivian forest
5. Tariquía Flora and Fauna National Reserve
This reserve was created in 1989 by a Supreme Decree, and later elevated to Law of the Republic of Bolivia. The reserve has a surface area of 246.000 hectares of yungas, cloud forest and is an important source of water for the Southern part of the Department of Tarija. The reserve’s fauna include the jaguar (Panthera onca), ocelot (Felis pardalis), tapir (Tapirus terrestris) and most likely the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus). Amongst the bird species are the military macaw (Ara militaris), the Tucuman parrot (Amazona tucumana), and many others. Approximately 3.500 people live in the reserve and depend directly on its natural resources to survive. Activities such as the illegal extraction of wood, dynamite fishing and poaching threaten the integrity of the reserve
6. Aguaragüe Mountain Range National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management
The Aguaragüe was declared a protected area of national interest by the rule of Law Nº 2083, which officially declares it as National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management. It is located in in the Great Chaco Province, and it occupies three municipalities: Caraparí, Yaciuba and Villamontes of Tarija. The declaration of this site comes to be after hard work raising awareness and education by PROMETA the year 1996, in order to consolidate the area with the population, local and regional decision makers, and in coordination with the Provincial Counsel of Development and the Municipal Association for the Great Chaco Province.
7. Iñao National Park and Natural Area of Integrated Management
This national park was created on May 24 2004 by Republic Law Nº 2727 and is located in the Department of Chuquisaca, which includes the Municipalities of Villa Serrano, Padilla, Monteagudo and Villa Vaca Guzmán, with the Department of Santa Cruz at the northern and Eastern boundaries. It has a surface area of 263.090 ha, of which 142.200 ha belong in the category of National Park for its management and 1.208.500 ha to the category of Natural Area of Integrated Management.
8. Lagarpampa Natural Area of Integrated Management. (technical and legal counsel)
The Lagarpampa Municipal Protected Area was created by Municipal Ordinance Nº 041/2009 on November 24, 2009, and it is located in the Municipality of Aiquile of the Narciso Campero Province in the Department of Cochabamba. It has an area of 30.308 hectares. The main objectives of creating the Lagarpampa are the conservation of biodiversity and genetic resources, of the inter Andean dry forests and mainly the habitat of the red fronted Macaw (Ara rugrogenys), furthermore we want to provide research opportunities for the biodiversity of this ecosystem and the recovery and conservation of the archaeological and cultural patrimony. Moreover, to rescue the knowledge, techniques, and traditional management systems of the natural resources by the local communities within the protected area
9. North of Tiquipaya Municipal Wildlife Reserve
This municipal Wildlife reserve is in the Municipality of Tiquipaya in the Yungas of the Department of Cochabamba. The purpose of this Wildlife Reserve is to protect the geographical areas that contain assets to biodiversity, landscape, culture and ecology. This area has a territorial expanse of 108 065 hectares and was created by Municipal Ordinance N° 49/2005 on December 23 2005.
10. Curichi Cuajo Municipal Protected Area
Located in the Buena Vista Municipality, in the Ichilo Province of Santa Cruz, in the Amazonia. The purpose of its creation was the protection of water sources for Buena Vista. It has a surface area of 380 hectares and was created by Municipal Ordinance Nº 008/2000 on June 18, 2002
11. Parabanó Municipal Protected Area
This area is in the Cabezas Municipality, Cordillera province of the department of Santa Cruz in the ecotone between the Tucuman Bolivian forest, the Chaco highland and the Chiquitano woody end with an area of 37.490 hectares. It was created by Municipal Ordinance Nº 020/2004 on October 20 2004. With the purpose to preserve the integrity of the conditions in the ecosystems made up of the Amazonia, Chaqueña and Chiquitana ecoregions that are present in the Parabanó mountain range, to keep the quality of the hydrological system, biodiversity, genetic resources, and environmental functions for the benefit of the local population
12. Palmera de Sao (model taken from the Cabezas Municipalily of the Parabanó)
This Municipal protected area is in the Municipality of Cabezas, in the Cordillera Province of the Department of Santa Cruz, created by rule of Law Nº 3491/2006 on September 26 2006. It has a surface of 758 hectares. The purpose of its creation was the Sao palm forest (Thrithrinax schizophylla), which is used by the local population for handcrafts
13. Churo Negro Municipal Protected Area
This area is located in the Comarapa canton, first municipal section of the Comarapa Municipality, it was created by Municipal Ordinance Nº 68/2007 on September 10 2007. It has a surface area of 3092 hectares, of which 1 619 belong to the Churo Negro basin and 1 459 hectares to the Amboró Natural Area of Integrated Management. The purpose of this area is to protect the origins of the Comarapa river, to preserve its hydrological environmental value, the rain forest, the biodiversity, the cultural values, and guaranteeing the provision of water to the municipality
14. El Chape micro-basin Municipal Protected Area
This Municipal Protected Area of El Chape was created by municipal ordinance Nº 021/2004 on August 22, 2004. It is located in the Department of Santa Cruz in the Municipality of Mairana, in the Province of Manuel María Caballero. This area belongs to the biogeographical province of Yungas, and has a territory of 3.583hectares, and the purpose of its creation is the protection of the water sources in the Municipality
15. Rio Grande – Valles Cruceños Natural Area of Integrated Management
Rio Grande – Valles Cruceños Natural Area of integrated management is at the south east of Santa Cruz, with boundaries with Cochabamba and Chuquisaca in the Municipalities of Vallegrande, Samaipata, Postrevalle, Cabezas, Pucara and Gutierrez. It was created by Prefectural Resolution Nº 059/2007 and later ratified by Departament Decree Nº 161 on July 2, 2012. It has an area of 734.000 hectares. The main purpose of this area is the protection of water basins, soils, vegetation and the biodiversity of the dry inter Andean forests which range from 650 to 3.000 meters above sea level (masl) and the architectural and landscape assets found in these Municipalities.
16. Maniqui River headwaters Municipal Protected Area and Community Territory of Origin
The protected area of the Maniqui River and CTO Chimane was legally recognized by Municipal Ordinance Nº 034/2007 on November 15, 2007 issued by the Honorable Municipal Counsel of San Borja. It is located in the Municipality of San Borja, second section of the Province General José Ballivián of Beni in the pre andean Amazonian forest and has a territory of 247.646 hectares.
17. Pampa Tholar of Vicuñas Area of Integrated Management (creation in progress)
The proposed area is made up of two polygons in the Cantons of Sarcarí and Salitre and the higher part of Sococha, which are located in the east and west life systems of the Villazón Municipality, in the Province of Modesto Omiste in the Department of Potosí, it occupies the Rural Municipal Districts of the before mentioned life systems. Both polygons have an approximate area of 58.480 hectares, and the purpose of this protected area is to preserve the flora and fauna, landscape and hydrological resources, to maintain the water regime, genetic resources and the ecosystem functions that directly benefit the local population and communities in general. Also to contribute to the welfare and improving the life conditions of the local population, ensuring the sustainable use of vicuña fiber, sustaining and reappraising the cultural practices of the local population related to the sustainable use of the natural resources in the protected area.
18. Encantado Ecopark (Legal and Technical advice)
The Municipal Protected Area Encantado Ecopark Natural Monument was created by Municipal Law Nº 092 on May 19 2015 and is located in the Tupiza Municipality, South Chichas Province of the Department of Potosí, with an area of 3.819,8 hectares. The purpose of this area is to maintain the quality of the hydrological regime, biodiversity, genetic resources, environmental and landscape functions that benefit of the local population.