The Bolivian Pantanal is one of the best preserved portions of the Pantanal. In 1997, based on the technical reports that was presented, two protected areas were established: (1) National Park Otuquis with 1.005.950 hectares (with an large integrated use area, ANMI), and 2) the Natural Integrated Area of San Matias. In the law of 7th of May 2002 Bolivia has ratified the wetlands (Ramsar) convention which will imply commitments from all layers of government.
This project main goal is to invest in capacity building of local authorities, indigenous communities and farmers and other producers of two Municipalities to participate in the process of Land Use Planning. The process will provide not only legal tools for the correct implementation but will invest in capacity building of the stakeholders to assure sustainable use of land and conflict resolution. Moreover, attention will be given to themes related to adaptation and mitigation.