Bolivian drought intervention to benefit more than 50,000 animals

Disaster Management Veterinary Officer, Sergio Vasquez, looks over alpacas which have no shelter to protect them from the cold weather in Bolivia’s Andean region. An intense drought that began in 2012 has been declared a disaster and national emergency by the Bolivian Government. Our Disaster Animal Response Team has travelled to Pelechuco district in La Paz province to support the most badly affected communities. It’s here, high in the Andean mountains, where animals such as camelid, alpaca, vicuna and sheep, fundamental for livelihoods and wool production, are most at risk. Rainfall and melting ice help maintain pastures in the mountains…

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