Coca cultivation in parks and protected areas in Bolivia grew 44% in 2020, according to the monitoring report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Unodc).
The report shows that the country’s coca harvest rose from 25,500 to 29,400 between 2019 and 2020, an increase of 15%.
The situation of the national parks was no different.
In Isiboro Sécure National Park there were 28 hectares of coca in 2019 and 27 hectares in 2020.
Carrasco Park grew from 87 hectares in 2019 to 163 in 2020, an increase of 87%.
Amboró Park in Santa Cruz was 40 hectares in 2019 and grew to 87 hectares, a growth of 118%.
In Cocapata Park, it rose from 47 to 55 hectares, an increase of 17%.
In the integrated management nature area of Apolobamba, it increased from 48 to 59 hectares, with an increase of 23%.
In Madidi National Park, the number of coca hectares has been reduced from 65 to 63.
In total, there were 315 hectares of coca in parks in 2019 and in 2020 the number grew to 454, which is 139 hectares more, a growth of 44%.