Ramsar commitments boost Bolivian conservation


Knee-deep in the icy waters of Lake Titicaca, Angelino Cori Mamani bends down to demonstrate how, for 18 days last September, he and 25 others from his community planted 20 acres (eight hectares) of tortora reeds on the shore of the world’s highest navigable lake. “It will help us feed our cattle,” he explains. “Fish will also come to lay their eggs here, so we hope there will be more to eat for our families.” The Aymara people from the community of Llallague Baja have joined the campaign to restore Lake Titicaca’s tortora, a process that will help to reduce contamination in this, one of Bolivia’s six designated Ramsar sites. Bolivia has been a signatory to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance... [Log in to read more]

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