The megadam`s project on Balastraits, planned by the Banzer-government, was cancelled. So an ecological disaster was prevented.
At the moment they speak in Rurrenabaque about new building of the runway, about shore`s fixing similar to San Buenaventura and about building a bridge over the River of Rio Beni. But as it is in Bolivia - the mills of God grind slowly.
February 2007: All public employed rangers of the protectorates Pilon Lajas and Madidi National Park haven`t got their wages for several months. Accordingly is the motivation. Due to shortage of petrol for the motor boots some ranger camps on the outside guards are not filled…
That`s why the doors are wide open for tourist guides without licence, illegal woodcutters, poachers and gold diggers. But the situation is to ease off in the next months.