Identidad Madidi ECONOMIC VALUE

Within and surrounding Madidi s livelihood options for communities have been developed to generate sustainable economic opportunities. Madidi is the fourth most important tourism location in Bolivia. Between 2013 and 2014 a total of 15,854 tourists visited the park benefitting local communities and their municipalities.

Similarly, community enterprises for the production of shade-grown organic coffee have been developed that is now an important economic alternative for local people and also benefits the montane forests by maintaining forests and promoting their protection.

Other examples are the productive associations for the sustainable collection of incense (Clusia pachamamae) endemic to the montane forests of Apolo, and the harvest of wild cacao from native groves and agroforestry plots.