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Bolivia Declares Second Largest Lake ‘Disaster Area’

Posted by feww on December 26, 2014

Mass Deaths of Fish, Waterfowl in Bolivian Lake, River

Agricultural authorities in Bolivia have declared Poopo Lake in Oruro department a disaster area after the death of thousands of fish and waterfowl.

More than 10 kilometers of dead fish and birds were found on the banks of Lake Poopó (Oruro department) earlier this month. The deaths occurred either as a result suffocation, caused by the high volumes of mud washed into the water after recent torrential rains in the region, or by an abnormal rise in the temperature, said reports.

“That event will affect more than 780 thousand fishing families with low production in the coming years, as the fish were on procreation age,” said a report.

Lake Poopó is the second largest in the Andean country, after Titicaca.

In another disaster, thousands of dead fish were found in the Rio Grande, a major river in the department of Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, less than two weeks ago, said the report.

 

 

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Image of the Day: The “White Giant” Collapses

Posted by feww on July 20, 2008

Los Glaciares National Park, located in the Austral Andes in Argentina, south west of Santa Cruz, on the border with Chile, was declared “World Heritage” by UNESCO in 1981. [They forgot to tell that to Global Warming!]


The Perito Moreno Glacier, Los Glaciares National Park, south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentine Patagonia. GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundatio (Credit: Calyponte; via Wikimedia commons)

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