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Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat - Sort by:
Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Environmentalists are getting worried about the long-term impact to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, as urban sprawl from nearby cities has created a rising problem of pollution, altering the lake's landscape and forcing those that live around it to adapt.
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QEWAYA, Bolivia
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca, poses for a photograph in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. Limachi says that waste from El Alto and a lack of understanding about pollution risk changing the habitat forever. "It is also our fault, people throw garbage and plastic everywhere, they don't understand this is polluting," he says, adding that many plant varieties in the lake had already vanished. "Fish used to live, eat and lay their eggs amongst these plants. Now there are no plants, so no fish," he says. "We are afraid that someday the fish will disappear or migrate forever." REUTERS/Manuel Seoane
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Isaac Callizaya, 39, Environment and Culture Secretary... more
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Houses built of totora plant sit on a manmade floating... more
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A skirt lies beside local product "chuno" - potatoes... more
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A woman feeds her cattle in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca,... more
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Professor Xavier Lazzaro, an aquatic systems specialist... more
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A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes... more
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Algae floats in shallow water in Cohana bay, Lago Menor,... more
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Rubbish floats on the shore where Lake Titicaca and... more
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Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community... more
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Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community... more
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A view of the Koati community from a nearby hill on... more
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An entrance to Pariti island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia,... more
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Oscar Limachi's son-in-law checks fish caught in his... more
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A dead trout floats inside a farm cage at a fish hatchery... more
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Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community... more
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Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community... more
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Corn, frozen overnight by plummeting temperatures,... more
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Local product "chuno" - potatoes - are laid out overnight... more
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A scarecrow is seen on a cold, foggy morning in Qewaya... more
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Cholitas from Okola village pose for a photograph during... more
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Music players from Okola village drink during a celebration... more
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An ancient stone-built tomb sits within an archaeological... more
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A partially-burnt card lies on the ground in Qewaya... more
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People from Qewaya community celebrate the visit of... more
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The island's only children pose for a photograph on... more
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Women cut meat of a recently-killed animal to be cooked... more
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Animal skin is stretched and sun-dried to make leather... more
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Alpacas carry different types of corn on Koati Island,... more
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Viviana ties her cattle by rope on the outskirts of... more
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Roberto Mamani, a resident of Koati Island, rides his... more
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A research boat driver steers towards a polluted area... more
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Rubbish is dumped on the outskirts of Desaguadero village,... more
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A sign that reads "2000 pesos fine for rubbish dumping"... more
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A fish hatchery is seen in Tiquina village, Lake Titicaca,... more
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A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes... more
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