AWF Creative Production' teams 'bear witness' to humanitarian and conservation issues globally. In Bolivia the indigenous Indians in the Amazon jungle are being threatened gravely through a mix of illegal mining, logging and corrupt politicians and an AWF Creative Productions' team will be going into the region to create a documentary on what is happening. It is hoped to follow this with the development of an AWF volunteer programme in the Amazon itself.
To join this team, you must first volunteer with the AWF at one of its project sites for a minimum of six weeks. (we need to check you out as these productions are cutting edge and require a certain mentality.)
Bolivia is the most isolated country in South America, with the largest amount of indigenous people taking up two thirds of the 10.4 million people. The countries strongest influence is Spanish as the Spanish controlled the politics and economics for a long time, although it is now under the power of an indigenous president. The main language here is Spanish but there are other languages such as Quechua and Aymara.
Although it is one of the poorest countries in South America it is rich in natural gas! Most of the public live simple lives as farmers or miners. The climate is typical for this part of the world; cold nights, warm days, it rains all summer from November until March. This provides great nutrients for some of the largest rain forests in the world, which still have many untouched regions. Alpacas and Llamas are abundant in these forests, alongside wolves, mules and many birds. Vicunas are hunted for their hide and are declining in number but there are now several conservation projects to protect the wildlife in the forests.