Bolivia set to violate its protected areas

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  • Jul, 2015

Fernández-Llamazares, A. & Rocha, R. (2015) Bolivia set to violate its protected areas.

Nature, 523, 158. DOI:10.1038/523158c (IF2015 38,138; Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences)

The Bolivian government has issued a decree allowing hydrocarbon exploration inside the country's protected areas. They have also given the green light for the construction of a controversial highway across the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS). As scientists working in South American forests, we are concerned that…