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HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LATAM-FARMERS
RTS37RNR
March 31, 2020
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain...
GUAQUI, Bolivia
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain...
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guaqui near Titicaca lake, Bolivia March 30, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LATAM-FARMERS
RTS37RNN
March 31, 2020
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain...
GUAQUI, Bolivia
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain...
Bolivian farmers line up cooking gas cylinders as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guaqui near Titicaca lake, Bolivia March 30, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LATAM-FARMERS
RTS37RNL
March 31, 2020
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus...
GUAQUI, Bolivia
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley during a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guaqui near Titicaca lake, Bolivia, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LATAM-FARMERS
RTS37RNK
March 31, 2020
A family of Bolivian farmers eat lunch after harvesting potatoes as the country is under a nationwide...
GUAQUI, Bolivia
A family of Bolivian farmers eat lunch after harvesting potatoes during nationwide quarantine to contain...
A family of Bolivian farmers eat lunch after harvesting potatoes as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guaqui near Titicaca lake, Bolivia, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/LATAM-FARMERS
RTS37RNJ
March 31, 2020
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus...
GUAQUI, Bolivia
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley during a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...
A Bolivian farmer harvests barley as the country is under a nationwide quarantine to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guaqui near Titicaca lake, Bolivia, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PCRZ
September 06, 2019
Isaac Callizaya grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Isaac Callizaya grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body of water on the border between Bolivia and Peru that at 3,800 meters (12,500 ft) above sea level is the highest navigable lake in the world. The island fishing community near Titicaca's southern tip that he was born into has seen big changes over the years. Many have moved away from the village on Pariti island, while 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. Environmentalists are getting worried about the long-term impact to the lake, a popular destination for visitors to the region, who come to see its icy azure waters with their Andean mountain backdrop and traditional communities, some of whom live on manmade islands constructed entirely from reeds. The lake was once considered a deity by the pre-Columbian people that lived on its shores. Its high-altitude environment is of major interest to climate change researchers, too, because ecosystems of its kind are highly sensitive to global warming, making it an early-warning marker of changes happening more broadly to the planet. The photographer on this story was part of the 2018 Reuters photojournalism grant program. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
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Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
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CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA7H
September 05, 2019
A woman feeds her cattle in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A woman feeds her cattle in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA7D
September 05, 2019
An ancient stone-built tomb sits within an archaeological site near Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
An ancient stone-built tomb sits within an archaeological site near Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA7B
September 05, 2019
Local product "chuno" - potatoes - are laid out overnight to be freeze-dried, which is a traditional...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Local product "chuno" - potatoes - are laid out overnight to be freeze-dried, which is a traditional way of preserving and storing potatoes for long periods, in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA76
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
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 SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA74
September 05, 2019
Houses built of totora plant sit on a manmade floating island as seen from Qewaya hill, Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Houses built of totora plant sit on a manmade floating island as seen from Qewaya hill, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. The Andes mountains are seen in the background. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA73
September 05, 2019
A skirt lies beside local product "chuno" - potatoes - that are laid out overnight to be freeze-dried,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A skirt lies beside local product "chuno" - potatoes - that are laid out overnight to be freeze-dried, on the soccer field in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. Potatoes are pressed and sun-dried to remove moisture. It is a traditional way of preserving and storing them for long periods. Once dried and with minimal care in storage, the potatoes can be eaten for years. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA70
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca, makes a small boat of totora plant for an art and craft sale at Pariti island museum, in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 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 SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6Z
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
BOLIVIA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
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 SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6Y
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on the Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on the Lake Titicaca, searches for duck eggs on a natural totora floating island in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. "Totora plants are diminishing, although they are not used much besides hand crafting, they signify much of the lake's ecosystem," said Professor Xavier Lazzaro, an aquatic systems specialist, who has been closely following pollutants in the lake for many years. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6T
September 05, 2019
Corn, frozen overnight by plummeting temperatures, lays on a rooftop made of totora plant in Qewaya village,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Corn, frozen overnight by plummeting temperatures, lays on a rooftop made of totora plant in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6R
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca, gathers totora plant to use in art and crafts project to be sold at Pariti island museum, at Pariti island museum, in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 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 SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6Q
September 05, 2019
A scarecrow is seen on a cold, foggy morning in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018....
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A scarecrow is seen on a cold, foggy morning in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018. Early morning fog is common in the region, and temperature is often below zero degrees Celsius. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6O
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
PARITI ISLAND, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca, and his son-in-law walk on Pariti island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. Since fish in the lake have become scarce, the population of the island has diminished to just a few families. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6N
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi's son-in-law checks fish caught in his net near Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi's son-in-law checks fish caught in his net near Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6J
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide, and his son-in-law...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide, and his son-in-law ride their boat to Pariti island where they often make money as tour guides, in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Boliva, 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 SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6F
September 05, 2019
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca,...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Oscar Limachi, 48, a member of the local Qewaya community who works as a tour guide on Lake Titicaca, rides his boat early morning in search of a fishing site near Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. "Fish used to live, eat and lay their eggs amongst these plants. Now there are no plants, so no fish," Limachi said. "We are afraid that someday the fish will disappear or migrate forever." REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6B
September 05, 2019
A fish hatchery is seen in Tiquina village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane...
Tiquina, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A fish hatchery is seen in Tiquina village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA6A
September 05, 2019
A partially-burnt card lies on the ground in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A partially-burnt card lies on the ground in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA69
September 05, 2019
Cholitas from Okola village pose for a photograph during a celebration near Okola village, Bolivia, July...
OKOLA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Cholitas from Okola village pose for a photograph during a celebration near Okola village, Bolivia, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA68
September 05, 2019
Animal skin is stretched and sun-dried to make leather on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June...
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Animal skin is stretched and sun-dried to make leather on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA67
September 05, 2019
Music players from Okola village drink during a celebration near Okola village, Bolivia, July 25, 2018....
OKOLA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Music players from Okola village drink during a celebration near Okola village, Bolivia, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA64
September 05, 2019
A dead trout floats inside a farm cage at a fish hatchery in Tiquina village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia,...
Tiquina, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A dead trout floats inside a farm cage at a fish hatchery in Tiquina village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, May 08, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA62
September 05, 2019
The island's only children pose for a photograph on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018....
Koati Island, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
The island's only children pose for a photograph on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. Despite their age difference, the three children are schooled in one classroom. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5Z
September 05, 2019
Women cut meat of a recently-killed animal to be cooked for a birthday party on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca,...
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Women cut meat of a recently-killed animal to be cooked for a birthday party on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. As residents have few resources, they save them to be consumed on special occasions. If there is a surplus, it is taken to be sold at a market. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5X
September 05, 2019
An entrance to Pariti island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA...
PARITI ISLAND, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
An entrance to Pariti island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5Q
September 05, 2019
Alpacas carry different types of corn on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. Alpacas...
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Alpacas carry different types of corn on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. Alpacas are common in the region and their wool is highly priced at market. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5N
September 05, 2019
Viviana ties her cattle by rope on the outskirts of Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018....
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Viviana ties her cattle by rope on the outskirts of Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. Viviana's family and most of the inhabitants of the island live mainly as traditional farmers. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5J
September 05, 2019
People from Qewaya community celebrate the visit of Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) director...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
People from Qewaya community celebrate the visit of Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) director Remy Rioux and Bolivian Minister of Environment and Water Carlos Ortuno in Qewaya village, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA5D
September 05, 2019
A view of the Koati community from a nearby hill on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018....
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A view of the Koati community from a nearby hill on Koati Island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 8, 2018. Koati is the only Aymara community settled on the island and according to Koati Tourism Association, it is made up of 25 families and its total population does not exceed 100 people. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA59
September 05, 2019
Roberto Mamani, a resident of Koati Island, rides his boat towards the island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia,...
KOATI, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Roberto Mamani, a resident of Koati Island, rides his boat towards the island, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA4X
September 05, 2019
Isaac Callizaya, 39, Environment and Culture Secretary of Puerto Perez, and his son read comics at his...
El Alto, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Isaac Callizaya, 39, Environment and Culture Secretary of Puerto Perez, and his son read comics at his home in El Alto city, Bolivia, May 19, 2019. Callizaya grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The island fishing community near Titicaca's southern tip that he was born into has seen big changes over the years. Many have moved away from the village on Pariti island, while 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. "When I was a child in the nineties, all families on the island lived off fishing. Today only three families are fishing, catching around just 20 fishes per day," Callizaya says. He himself now has a home in the nearby city of El Alto. "Before the year 2000 there were around 50 students at primary level (on the island). This year we only have one." REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA4W
September 05, 2019
A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes samples during a field trip in Cohana bay, Lago Menor,...
COHANA BAY, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes samples during a field trip in Cohana bay, Lago Menor, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA4S
September 05, 2019
Algae floats in shallow water in Cohana bay, Lago Menor, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane...
COHANA BAY, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Algae floats in shallow water in Cohana bay, Lago Menor, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA4P
September 05, 2019
A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes samples during a field trip in Cohana bay, Lago Menor,...
COHANA BAY, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A member of Professor Lazzaro's research team takes samples during a field trip in Cohana bay, Lago Menor, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
RTS2PA4M
September 05, 2019
A research boat driver steers towards a polluted area of the Lake Titicaca, near Huarina village, Bolivia,...
HUARINA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A research boat driver steers towards a polluted area of the Lake Titicaca, near Huarina village, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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September 05, 2019
A sign that reads "2000 pesos fine for rubbish dumping" stands in Desaguadero village, Lago Menor, Bolivia,...
Desaguadero, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
A sign that reads "2000 pesos fine for rubbish dumping" stands in Desaguadero village, Lago Menor, Bolivia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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September 05, 2019
Professor Xavier Lazzaro, an aquatic systems specialist with French research institute IRD, shows a team...
COHANA BAY, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Professor Xavier Lazzaro, an aquatic systems specialist with French research institute IRD, shows a team member on a map where samples will be taken as they head to a polluted site in Cohana bay, Lago Menor, Bolivia, January 30, 2019. Lazzaro said a shortage of water treatment plants, local industry, tourism and global warming are all affecting the lake, especially the smaller and shallower "Lago Menor." Lazzaro, who has been closely following pollutants in the lake for many years, is using a solar-powered buoy to do real-time measurements of water quality. He said there is not yet enough data to reliably illustrate the size of the problem. Over time, a build up of sediments, toxic blooms and climate change could cause the Lago Menor to become more shallow and eventually dry up, he said. "This catastrophic scenario is not science fiction. Of course it will take decades, centuries to happen," he said. "It will be faster if no action is taken." REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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September 05, 2019
Rubbish is dumped on the outskirts of Desaguadero village, Lago Menor, Bolivia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel...
Desaguadero, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Rubbish is dumped on the outskirts of Desaguadero village, Lago Menor, Bolivia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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September 05, 2019
Rubbish floats on the shore where Lake Titicaca and Desaguadero river meet in Desaguadero village, Lago...
Desaguadero, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Rubbish floats on the shore where Lake Titicaca and Desaguadero river meet in Desaguadero village, Lago Menor, Bolivia, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
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September 05, 2019
Isaac Callizaya grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body...
QEWAYA, Bolivia
The Wider Image: Lake Titicaca, once considered Andean deity, faces pollution threat
Isaac Callizaya grew up with the sound of waves lapping on the shores of Lake Titicaca, a giant body of water on the border between Bolivia and Peru that at 3,800 meters (12,500 ft) above sea level is the highest navigable lake in the world. The island fishing community near Titicaca's southern tip that he was born into has seen big changes over the years. Many have moved away from the village on Pariti island, while 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. Environmentalists are getting worried about the long-term impact to the lake, a popular destination for visitors to the region, who come to see its icy azure waters with their Andean mountain backdrop and traditional communities, some of whom live on manmade islands constructed entirely from reeds. The lake was once considered a deity by the pre-Columbian people that lived on its shores. Its high-altitude environment is of major interest to climate change researchers, too, because ecosystems of its kind are highly sensitive to global warming, making it an early-warning marker of changes happening more broadly to the planet. The photographer on this story was part of the 2018 Reuters photojournalism grant program. REUTERS/Manuel Seoane SEARCH "TITICACA CLIMATE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: CLIMATE-CHANGE/TITICACA
BOLIVIA-DAILYLIFE/
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July 18, 2019
A soup "Wallake", made of fish from Titicaca lake, is seen at El Alto, outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia,...
El Alto, Bolivia
A soup "Wallake", made of fish from Titicaca lake, is seen at El Alto, outskirts of La Paz
A soup "Wallake", made of fish from Titicaca lake, is seen at El Alto, outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, July 18, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado
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January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - Crops are seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
MOTOR-RALLY-DAKAR/
RTS1LTRM
January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - Crops are seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
MOTOR-RALLY-DAKAR/
RTS1LTRJ
January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
La Paz, Bolivia
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - A fish farm is seen on the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
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January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - Crops are seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
MOTOR-RALLY-DAKAR/
RTS1LTRE
January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - Crops are seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
MOTOR-RALLY-DAKAR/
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January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - A dried river is seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
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January 30, 2018
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La...
Arequipa, Peru
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition
Dakar Rally - 2018 Peru-Bolivia-Argentina Dakar rally - 40th Dakar Edition stage six, Arequipa to La Paz - January 11, 2018 - Crops are seen near the Titicaca lake in Bolivia. Picture taken January 11, 2018. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Environment
Environment
Lake Poopo dries up
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CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia...
Marks of car tires are seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
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December 18, 2015
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
The carcass of a bird is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/BOLIVIA-LAKE
RTX1Z76C
December 18, 2015
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia,...
POOPO LAKE, Bolivia
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz
A boat of a fisherman is seen on the dried Poopo lakebed in the Oruro Department, south of La Paz, Bolivia, December 17, 2015. Lake Poopo in Bolivia, the Andean nation's formerly second largest after the famed Titicaca, has dried up entirely. With the water now gone, animals have died off in the millions, according to studies. And the local families, having lost much of their sustenance, have been forced to migrate. REUTERS/David Mercado
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