Andean Commuters

Andean Commuters Photo
Some 16,000 feet above sea level in Bolivia’s Andes Mountains, a band of vicuñas, the smallest members of the camel family, trots by the Kantantica Pass. Once covered with tropical glaciers, today the mountain peaks are increasingly bare—the effect of a changing climate. As the ice recedes, water sources for local people and wildlife diminish.

WCS conservationists are monitoring populations of vicuñas here and across the Andean slopes they call home.

Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

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