and NATIONAL PARK
I P N I S
most beautiful jungle in the world...”
by : Alan Lisperguer
by: Bastian Muller
report before Bolivia and before the world that our government is breaking
the constitution, which they themselves put into law. Also the Environment
Act, the Protected Areas Act and many other national laws and international
commitments. They are trying to build this road, which would cause the
greatest ecological destruction in the history of Bolivia, illegally
without respect for the law or the rights of the indigenous peoples
who inhabit it.
The road constitutes an attack on the life and culture of the Moxenos,
Yurakaré and Chimanes peoples. It would also condemn to extinction
the unique fauna and flora of the forest. The rivers, lakes and scenic
beauty of the area would be irreparably affected. We ask President Morales
that he is consistent with his speech and laws in defence of Mother
Earth and the rights of indigenous peoples.
this to be Evo Morales' contribution to the destruction of the Bolivian
29th Meeting of the Corregidores of TIPNIS (2010) People who took part:
people from the yurakaré, mojeña and chimane communities
indigenous community representatives and their assistants,
Basilio Nolvani the mayor of San Ignacio de Moxos,
councillor Ignacia Vilche,
Sixto Bejarano the subgovernor of Beni,
asambleistas Teresa Limpias and William Cuellar,
the moxeño deputy Pedro Nuny and the director of SERNAP Adrián
of us with the commitment to UNITE to DEFEND TIPNIS...
decision of the meeting was unanimous, reflecting the will of all of
the communities of the park area – we reject any road that will
pass through TIPNIS.
# 001/2010 English version
min. 41 seg.)
of Bolivia and the world:
We will defend ISIBORO SÉCURE!
to the highway of the apocalypse
Villa Tunari to San Ignacio de Moxos!
by : André Baertschi and Alan Lisperguer
IN THE 21st CENTURY...
Between 2002 and 2010, eight indigenous communities
disappeared in the colonized zone of TIPNIS.
No need to read our cruel history of colonisation. You can watch it
being replayed here in TIPNIS. In the 21st century, we are watching
an ethnocide that is being deliberately ignored by Government authorities.
What will be the consequences of the colonization of TIPNIS by coca
Moye (leader of the community representatives for the area):
"We have seen many communities end up surrounded by colonists,
like for example in Santísima Trinidad where I live along with
140 indigenous families mixed with some colonists. We are in the centre
of the colonized zone and are surrounded by coca growers.
In the community of Limo the brothers of the moxeño and yuracaré
peoples now have barely a hectare and work as employees of the colonists.
Their children have had to migrate to the regional capitals to search
for work and are seeking to adopt another form of life.
In many villages only the elderly remain. Some communities, like Puerto
Patiño and Isiborito have been extinguished and we don't know
where our brothers and sisters who lived there have gone".
complete interview (in Spanish)
and illegal coca plantations have destroyed the colonized zone of
TIPNIS. You can see this for yourself in the satellite photos. Evo
Morales' government has the dubious honour to hold the deforestation
record for the history of Bolivia.
of destruction of TIPNIS
of TIPNIS by colonists
Because the Government was doing absolutely nothing to stop
the illegal invasion, slash-and-burn and planting of coca in
TIPNIS, on September 26th 2009
brave moxeño, chiman and yurakaré brothers fought
and defended TIPNIS, managing to evict colonists... The police
and the armed forces had to intervene to avoid a tragedy taking
Illegal invasions have been detected once more.
Is the government is waiting for a new confrontation? We demand
that they fulfil the law and protect the land and the people.
by Alan Lisperguer
Cochabamba Tropic is dying... They lay the blame on climate change
for the disasters which have taken place in Chapare and the tropic:
hurricane winds, illnesses caused by mosquitoes and new outbreaks
However, the destruction of the land is the result of monoculture
coca growing, illegal fishing with dynamite and poisons, illegal hunting,
slash-and-burn, unsustainable logging, fumigation, fly tipping of
rubbish and pollution of rivers with the toxic byproducts of cocaine
The natural predators of the mosquitos are frogs, toads, lizards,
spiders, ants and vipers. They are being exterminated by the destruction
of their habitats and the use of pesticides for coca growing. The
fish in the rivers are disappearing and the emergence of diseases
like dengue fever are signs of the sickness of Mother Earth. The only
creatures that are doing well out of this irrational and destructive
process are the mosquitos.
are the conclusions of the TIPNIS forum in COCHABAMBA
am in favour of animal rights as well as human rights"