Sierra de Aguaragüe , Bolivia

Oil exploration in Guarani territory in the National Park Serrania del Aguaragüe in Chaco . This activity could contaminate the water in the area.


Aguaragüe Bloque Sur "A" Y "B" y 2 se ubican dentro del Parque Nacional Aguaragüe, un ecosistema de transición entre Selvas de Montañas y Chaco Serrano.

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Basic Data
NameSierra de Aguaragüe , Bolivia
Province Gran Chaco departamento de Tarija
Site Caraparí, Villamontes y Yacuiba
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Establishment of reserves/national parks
Oil and gas exploration and extraction
Specific CommoditiesCrude oil
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsSe prevé perforar 14 pozos exploratorios, dos por bloque, en el tiempo

Project Area (in hectares)150 000 000
Level of Investment (in USD)38,000,000
Type of PopulationRural
Start Date01/01/2010
Company Names or State EnterprisesStandard Oil Company
Petroandina SAM from Bolivia
PDVSA from Venezuela
Relevant government actorsGobierno de Bolivia
Environmental justice organisations and other supportersLiga de Defensa del Medio Ambiente (LIDEMA )

Asamblea del Pueblo Guarani (APG)
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)MEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
When did the mobilization beginIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups MobilizingIndigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Social movements
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Forms of MobilizationMedia based activism/alternative media
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Soil contamination, Oil spills
Potential: Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity)
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…)
Socio-economic ImpactsPotential: Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights
Project StatusProposed (exploration phase)
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseUnder negotiation
Do you consider this as a success?Not Sure
Why? Explain briefly.La obra hasta inicios del 2015 no se iniciaba y las inconformidades por parte de las comunidades indígenas guaraníes continúan.
Sources and Materials

Marc Gavaldà
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El País
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Marco Octavio Ribera Arismendi LIDEMA
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Reporte AP 4 julio 2015
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Media Links

Walter Mamani Quiquint
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Other Documents

Sierra de Aguarague Foto: Periodico la Región
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Meta Information
ContributorAntonella Calle - YASUNIDOS
Last update20/09/2015