Lake Titicaca is South America’s largest freshwater lake and it is also the highest navigable lake in the world, but it is polluted. This is why the governments of Bolivia and Peru have vowed to join forces to clean it up.
This body of water is located between these two nations and its shores are populated by fishing and farming families.
“According to the pre-Hispanic Inca civilization, Lake Titicaca’s deep blue waters were the birthplace of the sun. Now, its shores are littered with rubbish and, in its tourist hot spots, raw sewage flows into its waters”, CGTN America wrote two days ago.
In addition, a harmful algae is growing, taking oxygen from the water and therefore killing species that live in the lake.
“With international aid, hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured into cleaning up this United Nations World Heritage site, and Peru and Bolivia say they are joining forces to combat the pollution but the question is if it will be enough”, the aforementioned website explained.