Lake Titicaca : Threat From Climate Change
Lake Titicaca is facing a serious threat from climate change and drought.
- It is the largest freshwater lake in South America and the highest of the world’s largest lakes.
- The lake, which lies on the border between Bolivia and Peru, has seen its water levels drop to near-record lows.
- The lack of rainfall and the increased evaporation due to rising temperatures have reduced the inflow and volume of the lake.
- This has resulted in stranded boats, exposed shorelines, and diminished fish populations.
- The lake is also home to more than 500 species of plants and animals, some of which are endemic and endangered.