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Bolivia Hotspot: Conversation with Alex Villca Limaco
by Ron Mader


Publication date: March 2014

Bolivia: Mapa de Areas Protegidas


Great to talk with Alex Villca Limaco this week about biodiversity conservation, indigenous tourism and clothing tips for visitors to Bolivia. Alex and I first met via the Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award in 2009-2010 and we met up again at 2012's COP11 in Hyderabad, India, but most of our communication has been online.

Alex works promoting responsible travel in one of the world’s great biodiversity hotspots, the Madidi National Park. Next week he’s presenting a talk on redes sociales (the social web) at FIT Bolivia. Keep an eye on his Twitter account: @alexvillca

There’s no better way to learn how the social web works than by putting this into practice, which prompted this candid conversation on the first day of spring (northern hemisphere) and first day of fall (southern hemisphere):

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