Andrea Fuentes Arze (She/Her)

Jucumari Program Coordinator, Gaia Pacha Foundation

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Charity/Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Areas of expertise

Behaviour change campaigns Livelihood, Economic & Moral Incentive Project/programme management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Jan 31, 2023

Hi Charlie, welcome to WildHub! Great photo of the leopard and great feeling to find it too. I work with Andean bears in Bolivia and it is really exciting when we are lucky enough to find them. By the way, it's good to know that you want to learn Spanish, you can practice with me if you want!


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Jan 31, 2023

Hi Jess, welcome to the WildHub community! You did some interesting research, I'm sure you'll find good opportunities here!

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Jan 30, 2023

Hello Clinton! Welcome to WildHub

I love sustainable approaches to conserving wildlife, congratulations on your work, I'm sure it makes a big impact! I also work with local communities in the high Andean mountains, and they also use firewood from the montane forest for cooking. I would like to know if you can share a bit about the clean cooking system, since it is a new concept for me.

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Jan 30, 2023

Welcome to WildHub Amani!

I work in a community conservation project in Bolivia to protect the Andean Bear and lead a small team of committed volunteers. I have been thinking about leadership for the past few months since I applied to a master's program and a question from one of the universities kept on my mind. What are your main leadership challenges in your context (could be your project or your country)? I would love to know your opinion about it.

Jan 30, 2023

Hi Manya, welcome to WildHub! What a wonderful job you are doing with the fishing communities, I wonder how your project started its relationship with them and if you have a couple of lessons learned to share about it?

I am also working with local communities and beginning an interview process to understand their perception of the Andean bear conflict. I think the main lesson we've learned so far is that they have strong needs and should be included in all decisions made in their area. =)

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Dec 27, 2022
Replying to Grace Alawa

Welcome Andrea, it would be lovely to see your stone collections. Looking forward to the different ways we could work together for nature. Cheers

Hello Grace, how are you?

I'd love to show you my stone collection as soon as I get home!

I am leading a small conservation project in Bolivia and working with local communities to protect the Andean bear. It's beautiful and challenging work and I try to focus a lot on sustainability. What do you work on at Grace?

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Dec 27, 2022
Replying to Thirza Loffeld

Welcome to our community, Andrea! It's wonderful to have you joining us! Can you explain to us your role in the Jucumari Program? Sounds like an interesting job to be an environmental engineer and would love to learn more what this means. 

Hello Thirza!

Well, this small project started in 2021 thanks to a grant from the Prince Bernard Nature Fund, which recently ended with positive results such as the partial reduction of the negative perception of the species and the identification of textiles as a sustainable economic alternative for women. I currently coordinate the project and lead 6 committed volunteers from different areas: a social communicator, a biologist, a photographer, a junior environmental engineer, a GIS expert and an educator. I am currently responsible for many things, including fundraising, research design, delegating roles and responsibilities, coordinating with authorities and institutions.

Now we are trying to find more resources to continue with the next stage of the project to address the human-bear conflict with the communities and promote a sustainable textile initiative with women. As coordinator I want to expand our network outside of Bolivia and try to make some alliances with other institutions to increase our capacities and achieve financial sustainability.


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Dec 27, 2022
Replying to Lara Reden

Welcome to WildHub, Andrea! I love that your goal is to find creative ways to inspire others to connect with nature. If you have the time to create a virtual stone tour, it could be a fun presentation to share :)

That is a great idea! I will do it this days!