Lake Titicaca Threatened by Pollution

It’s the highest navigable lake in the world and the longest in South America. But it’s also one of the most polluted. Lake Titicaca, on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is fighting for its survival. And so are its two million inhabitants. Photo Credit: Erik Cleves Kristensen via Flickr.

Peru's Lake Titicaca Threatened by Pollution 

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Angie B.
Angela B5 years ago

How sad!!

Nancy W.
Nancy W5 years ago

Some details missing why aren't the ones who have polluted the waters shouldn't they be paying for the cleanup? Pollution is a serious enough crime if it kills the population, what about fines and reparation?

Tourism can also contribute and should be part of the solution. For civilians they can pay through small taxes if they generate enough of an income. Why aren't these solutions talked about or why aren't they put into action?

where there's a problem an opportunity could be around the corner. Whoever finds solutions could or should be rewarded.

Kelly Rogers5 years ago

Thank, goodness I am a Democrat so I actually believe this article.

Dianne Lane
Dianne Lane5 years ago


Heather Marvin
Heather Marvin5 years ago

There must be a solution. Maybe one thing would be for those who aren't employed to remove what rubbish they can and look for corporations, governments to help financially.

Ernie Miller
william M5 years ago

It sounds to me like Mother nature is already starting to clense the lake herself. WOmen and children are dieing from the polution as well as domestic livestock. with a nice epidemic she may be able to cull the human population on the shores of this lake enough to stop the problem which is man. the place is over populated but people who dont seem to care as soon as they are removerd from earth the lake will clear.

Carolyn SmithSmith
Cally Smith5 years ago

This is truly disgraceful. The human race and the way it goes about business has nothing to be proud of and should be thoroughly ashamed of itself. We have a duty of care over our planet, and we then have the ordacity to think that we can leave this ruined mess to our children? It really is a crying shame. There really aren't any words big enough to describe the magnificence and beauty of this planet and the animals that we should consider ourselves lucky enough to be sharing with, and all we do is destroy them all - they should NOT suffer.

Herbert E.
Herbert E5 years ago

Lake Titicaca, Lake Baikal, the Aral Sea, almost gone and poisoned, what will come next ? The great lakes in North America, wow, how much fun it will be to pollute them too. The day will come when everybody can walk on them like Jesus is said to have done on lake Genezareth ...

june t.
june t5 years ago

noted with sadness...

Anne K.
Anne K5 years ago

Seventeen years ago, I visited Lake Titicaca (spent a night on Taquile Island). Another traveler suggested I take some Lake Titicaca "holy water", since the trip was such an important goal - event in my life. I dipped a plastic film canister into the lake and capped it (we were on a small boat at the time). It has remained clear for all these years.