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Topic: Yungas

In the News (Wed 19 Jun 19)

  yungas - Encyclopedia.com
yungas, region of lowland valleys in the eastern piedmont of the Andes Mts., 5,000-8,000 ft (1,524-2,438 m) high, extending from the Peru-Bolivia border SE into central Bolivia.
Although isolated and very difficult of access, the yungas assumed economic importance in the early 20th cent.
Sports active: Dangerous locations Bolivia's Yungas Road is officially the most hazardous on earth.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-yungas.html   (1198 words)

 Yungas Road
As one CARE worker astutely put it, "The Yungas road is not merely a passageway to the thick dense jungles of Bolivia, but is in itself a rite of passage."
In the past five years, the road to the Yungas has improved dramatically, especially with the constructions of a somewhat safer, more direct route via the Huaranilla Valley.
Nevertheless, the adventure of the old route to the North Yungas and the colonial town of Corioico is there for the taking.
www.boliviangeographic.com /yungas_road.htm   (1308 words)

 Hotels in Coroico, Yungas Region - La Paz - Bolivia Contact
Nothing is better than rest in middle of this live nature.
Address: Coroico, Nor Yungas at 1Km to the main Square of Coroico on Santa Barba Highway.
Rio Selva Resort Los Yungas is located 78 Km from La Paz City, in the middle of the tropical Jungle "Los Yungas".
www.boliviacontact.com /Hotels_Coroicos.html   (153 words)

  Narco News Interviews Dionicio Núñez in Yungas: Paradise Regained
The poor of Yungas appear, meeting to celebrate, because having 12 percent in the polls in early June is already a victory.
I remember that among the compañeros of Yungas there were different political persuasions and tendencies, and it gives me great pleasure to see how you have become better brothers and sisters.
But in sections four and five of the decree it said that in Yungas the entire coca cycle, from harvest to drying, would have to be done by persons who were licensed as legal coca producers.
www.narconews.com /yungas1.html   (4474 words)

 The Valley Of The Yungas - What's New - Enjoy Bolivia
Nor Yungas is three hours away from La Paz on the road that takes one through Coroico and Caranavi, reaching the exuberant localities of Rurrenabaque and Santa Rosa, on the banks of the Ichilo river, enormously rich in fauna resources.
Sud Yungas, with Chulumani, due to their proximity to La Paz has become one of the areas of greatest interest for city dwellers who seek the close contact with nature and the wild that cannot be found in the cement and neon environment of the city.
The inhabitants of the Yungas are mainly of the Aymara ethnos from the Andean high plateau, with an admixture of European-blooded criollos (creoles), half-breeds and fls.
www.enjoybolivia.com /english/what-new/la-paz-valley-yungas.shtml   (686 words)

 The Jaguar in the Yungas forests, in Salta and Jujuy, Argentina.
The Jaguar in the Yungas forests, in Salta and Jujuy, Argentina.
The Jaguar in Salta and Jujuy (The Yungas)
This is one of the last shelters in Argentina for the Jaguar or Yaguarete, together with the Rainforest of Misiones and a portion of the dry Chaco.
www.jaguares.com.ar /yungas/e   (276 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Yungas is an area in the eastern piedmont of the Andes Mountains, primarily in Bolivia.
The Southern Andean Yungas is a humid forest region between the drier Gran Chaco region to the east and the dry, high altitude Puna region to the west.
The yungas forests are extremely diverse, ranging from moist lowland forest to evergreen montane forest and cloud forests.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Yungas   (303 words)

 South America | Greenpeace International
The Yungas, also known as the 'Clouded Rainforest' or 'Mountain Rainforest', stretches across 70,000 square kilometres of Argentina, towards Venezuela and along the Andes, to the north.
Forty tree species are exclusive to the lower Yungas, 10 of which have a high commercial value, such as cedar and oak.
The Yungas is threatened by illegal logging and increasingly its lowlands are being converted into agricultural land for genetically engineered soya.
www.greenpeace.org /international/campaigns/forests/south-america   (770 words)

 Send to a Friend - IPS Inter Press Service
This forms part of the strategy of forging a relationship of trust with the residents of the subtropical valleys in the Andean highlands near La Paz, where coca is grown and where coca processing facilities (coca base and cocaine hydrochloride laboratories) are occasionally found.
Morales has announced that he plans to amend law 1008 in order to increase the area of legally grown coca from 12,000 to 20,000 hectares, in line with his policy of support for the six cocalero federations in Chapare, of which he is the leader.
In Yungas alone, 11,000 children were vaccinated and received doses of vitamin A, while adults were treated for diseases like yellow fever, leishmaniasis and tuberculosis, explains Dr. Carlos Feraudy.
www.ipsnews.net /sendnews.asp?idnews=36076   (1263 words)

 Ciberayllu: Jackson: Coca and Agriculture in Cochabamba - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This legislation attempted to limit the amount of land dedicated to coca cultivation to 12,000 hectares in the Yungas, the humid subtropical region in Western Bolivia, and in one older settlement in Chaparé, near Cochabamba.
This is followed by a discussion of the boom in the 1980s that places the growth of coca within the context of political and economic changes, and the inherent contradictions between trade and agricultural policies that resulted in the series of complaints lodged by the Cochabamba wheat farmers.
Yungas land values were relatively low.An average hectare of land had a value of Bs 345.
www.andes.missouri.edu /andes/especiales/rhjcoca/rhj_coca1.html   (1874 words)

 Most dangerous road in the world - Bolivia mountain biking tragedy
Bolivia's Yungas Road is officially the most hazardous on earth.
The Yungas road was built by prisoners during Bolivia's 1932-35 war with Paraguay.
Despite the Yungas Road's appalling accident toll, no ambulance crew is stationed closer than La Paz, two-hours drive away.
www.liebreich.com /LDC/HTML/Climbing/Mountain_Biking_Bolivia.html   (1724 words)

 My Life -5- LaPaz 1933-34; Yungas Cabin
She had a high fever and we immediately took her down to the lower elevation of Chaco but she still had a hard time breathing and a high fever.
The only vacation she had was when we were in the Yungas or travelling.
Some of these "excursions" or camping trips introduced many students to the Yungas area that was a new experience for those who grew up in the high Andean regions.
www.oz.net /~sidherrick/ancestry/MyLife05/index.html   (2715 words)

 Birds - Southern Yungas Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The southern yungas is an area of humid forest found along the eastern slope of the Andes from central Bolivia south to northern Argentina.
Also known as bosque Boliviano-Tucumano in Bolivia and simply Las Yungas in Argentina, these are forests rich in biodiversity, especially birds.
The aim of the website is to provide recordings from species and sub-species recorded from the southern yungas only.
www.boliviakba.co.uk /yungas.htm   (141 words)

 Diario La Prensa - El diario independiente de mayor circulación en Honduras   (Site not responding. Last check: )
La producción del arbusto en los Yungas está permitida hasta un volumen de 12 mil hectáreas exclusivamente para uso tradicional, pero las autoridades sospechan que hay un excedente.
Según informes oficiales, en esta zona de los Yungas y Caranavi hay al menos cinco mil hectáreas de coca excedentaria que deben ser erradicadas y otras 12 mil legales para la demanda de consumo y usos tradicionales.
Cada afiliado a un sindicato debe cultivar una superficie máxima de un “cato” -40 por 40 metros-, que anualmente, con tres cosechas al año, permite ingresos por cerca de 9,000 bolivianos -1,119 dólares- dijo ayer a EFE el campesino Cruz Santiago Condori, de 64 años, de la comunidad Mundial, cercana a Caranavi.
www.laprensahn.com /internacionales_nota.php?id04962=10740&t=1148270400   (1076 words)

The landscape of the Yungas is immense and spectacular.
The further one descends into the valleys of the Yungas the more tropical the vegetation becomes, one can see the mangoes and the green terraced fields on which coca is grown.
The dangerously narrow and precipitous roads of the Yungas are often marked with crosses decorated with flowers that commemorate motorists who have careened off the narrow roads into the treacherous ravines of the Yungas.
www.firethistime.com /en/bolivia.htm   (1844 words)

The Yungas rainforest, aso known as the clouded rainforest or Mountain rainforest, stretches across as far as Venezuela, along the Andes until it reaches northern Argentina.
Greenpeace is fighting to protect the area of forest which connects the two National parks (80 per cent of the area) from the threats of Dam construction, clear-cut logging and gas and oil pipeline development, which would all contribute to the destruction of the rainforest.
Its livelihood is dependent on the survival of the Yungas forest.
archive.greenpeace.org /forests/forests_new/html/content/arg_intro.html   (557 words)

 Bolivia: Coca, Land and a Farmers’ Market Provide Hope - Worldpress.org
The Peasants' Federation had to lobby long and hard for the market space, but finally after a year of negotiating with the municipality, the space has been granted and will be used exclusively by local producers on a rotating basis, each community having a chance to bring its goods to market on alternating Saturdays.
Unlike in many regions of Bolivia, the land reform of 1953 was surprisingly effective in redistributing unproductive lands (both state-owned and latifundista, or large land-holder, properties) to peasants in the form of minifundios, properties of one to two hectares (three to five acres).
The Yungas region is one of two major regions for growing the plant (the Chapare near Cochabamba is also a traditional region for coca growing), and cocaleros (coca growers) have long fought for their right to produce it.
www.worldpress.org /print_article.cfm?article_id=2583&dont=yes   (2265 words)

 Stremnaya Road - Road to Death
The North Yungas Road (also Grove's Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las Yungas, El Camino de la Muerte, Road of Death, and Death Road) is a 38 to 43 mile road (depending on source) leading from La Paz to Coroico, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
It is one of the few routes that connects the Amazon rainforest region of northern Bolivia, or Yungas, to its capital city.
A South Yungas Road (also Chulumani Road) exists that connects La Paz to Chulumani, 40 miles (64 km) east of La Paz, and is considered to be nearly as dangerous as the north road.
www.offroaders.com /Destinations/Yungas-Road/Stremnaya-Road.htm   (561 words)

 Change English name of Myrmotherula grisea
"Yungas Antwren" is, in my opinion, a far better name in that it is more informative, conveying information on the habitat and range of a bird that is endemic to the yungas forests of Bolivia.
I think that "Yungas Antwren" is a far better name, and were we starting from scratch in describing the species today, that would be my recommendation, hands-down.
For: "Yungas" is clearly appropriate and distinctive, and was used in a standard publication (HBW) destined to have wide readership - more than the publications using "Ashy".
www.museum.lsu.edu /~Remsen/SACCprop159.html   (982 words)

 Bolivia Destinations: Valley of Yungas. Coroico, Coroico river, Caranavi, Chulumani, Yanacachi.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The North Yungas is about a 3-hour trip from La Paz, passing by Coroico and Caranavi, arriving to the exuberant landmarks of Rurrenabaque and Santa Rosa, on the edge of the Ichilo River, enormously rich in fauna.
Because of its distance from La Paz, the South Yungas and Chulumani make up one of the more interesting regions for those looking to find harmony with their surrounding nature and rustic appearance, something that is impossible to find among the cement and lights of the metropolis of La Paz.
The route passing the towns of South Yungas is attractive for those seeking to enjoy excursions, strolls, swimming, or camping.
bolivia.gotolatin.com /eng/Attr/htm/Bolivia-Yungas.asp   (387 words)

 reconocimiento de la UNESCO para la zona de las Yungas
Así son las Yungas, que la UNESCO acaba de incluir en la Red Mundial de Reservas de Biosfera.
La región de las Yungas se extiende a lo largo de una amplia zona montañosa de Bolivia y del noroeste argentino (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán y Catamarca).
Las Yungas se suman así a otras diez reservas de biosfera protegidas por la UNESCO en la Argentina.
www.barrameda.com.ar /noticias/yungas04.htm   (807 words)

 Argentina: The "forests of silence" or the pine plantations at the Yungas
Argentina: The "forests of silence" or the pine plantations at the Yungas
The phyto-geographical region of the Yungas, or cloud forest, is a humid forest occurring in mountainous sectors linked to the cordillera of the Andes.
The Yungas is one of the environments containing the highest biodiversity in Argentina, and also one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, mainly because of rapid fragmentation or destruction.
www.wrm.org.uy /bulletin/66/Argentina.html   (699 words)

 Las yungas
Las Yungas se extienden por el Noroeste de la Argentina formando parches o Islas de distintos tamaños coincidentes con la ubicación de los elevados cordones montañoso sobre los que se instalan (ver mapa).
Gran parte de los pobladores de las Yungas tiene una economía de subsistencia, a veces complementada con trabajos en la zafra o con empleos municipales.
En el actual sistemas de área protegidas de nuestro país las Yungas están representadas por tres Parque nacionales, seis  reservas provinciales, una municipal y un parque biológico universitario; algo así como doscientas cuarenta mil hectáreas; es decir, menos del diez por ciento del total de las Yungas.
www.jujuyenletras.com.ar /jujuy-html/eco/yungas.htm   (1767 words)

 National Parks of the Yungas, Argentina
The fragmented terrain creates a number of microclimates, one of which is the narrow longitudinal strip of cloud forest known as the yungas, stretching from the Bolivian border through Jujuy and Salta south into Tucumán and even a spot of northernmost Catamarca.
The major exception is the area along the province’s eastern limits, where the verdant subtropical yungas cover the slopes of the Serranía de Calilegua, home to the most accessible of several national parks that preserve this ecosystem in Jujuy and Salta.
Like Calilegua, it preserves a substantial sector of yungas cloud forest; like the isolated village of Iruya, the 72,000-hectare unit belongs to Salta Province, but access is even more difficult because the only road passes through Bolivian territory via the border post of Aguas Blancas, at the northern terminus of RN 50.
www.moon.com /planner/argentina/mustsee/yunga_parks.html   (1207 words)

 Los cocaleros de los Yungas ir�n al bloqueo en enero
El Consejo de las Federaciones Campesinas de los Yungas (Cofecay), junto a los delegados de las seis federaciones de la región, determinó ayer que apoyará el bloqueo de caminos que realizarán sus compañeros del Chapare desde el 6 de enero del 2003.
Dionisio Núñez, dirigente yungueño y diputado, informó que los delegados de las seis federaciones —Nor y Sud Yungas, Irupana, Chamaca, La Asunta y Chulumani— analizarán también la incursión de efectivos del Ejército a la región para empezar tareas de erradicación.
Núñez señaló que los cocaleros de los Yungas serán “intransigentes en la defensa de la coca” a través de marchas y bloqueos.
www.quechuanetwork.org /news_template.cfm?news_id=453&willakuykuna=chakana&lang=s?chaski_id=6   (680 words)

Pese a los intentos del gobierno por dividirlos, los cocaleros de los Yungas cierran filas en torno a sus organizaciones sindicales y radicalizan sus medidas de presión que se han centralizado en Santa Bárbara, a unos 96 kilómetros del camino carretero que une La Paz con el norte del país.
Miles de campesinos provenientes de diferentes comunidades de Nor y Sud Yungas han instalado en este punto un radical bloqueo de caminos que tiene varados a más de cien camiones provenientes de Caranavi, Alto Beni y otras poblaciones norteñas.
Más allá de lo que podría significar una actitud oportunista de parte de algunos alcaldes vinculados al MNR y MIR, la presión social mantiene arrinconados a los Gobiernos Municipales de los Yungas que se han visto obligados a respaldar con alimentos a los comunarios en rebelión.
www.econoticiasbolivia.com /documentos/notadeldia/gasyungas.html   (572 words)

 WWF - Central Andean Yungas - A Global Ecoregion
A lthough almost all the birds of the world have most likely been discovered and described by scientists, several species of antpittas had remained undiscovered until recent years, highlighting how difficult they can be to see.
Many species of plants, birds, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are found only in Yungas, and are often restricted to narrow altitudinal belts, particular watersheds, or ranges.
Threatened bird species found in the Andean Yungas are numerous and include Yellow-faced parrotlet (Forpus xanthops), Blue-capped puffleg (Eriocnemis glaucopoides), Marvelous spatulatail (Loddigesia mirabilis), Red-and-white antpitta (Grallaria erythroleuca), and the Golden-backed mountain tanager (Buthraupis aureodorsalis).
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/central_andean_yungas.cfm   (202 words)

 ~ Selva Las Yungas ~
De estas especies, muchas son endémicas de las Yungas, lo que muestra una evolución biogeográfica del área relativamente independiente a la de las áreas vecinas.
Las Yungas son la quinta eco región más rica en batracofauna de la Argentina.
Se han registrado 39 especies de anuros en la región de Yungas, pertenecientes a 15 géneros y 4 familias.
www.angelfire.com /id/todoesposible/LasYungas.htm   (3084 words)

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