GNF - Activities in situ at Lake Titicaca

Threatened Lake of the Year 2012: 

Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia


World Water Day in Puno, Peru.


22 March 2012: CEDAS, a local environmental NGO, organized an information seminar for the Titicaca Lake as Threatened Lake of the Year 2012. They also joint a march for raising awareness of the existing problems at Lake Titicaca and for requesting help at local and international level. Global Nature Fund and the Living Lakes Network support the activities for Lake Titicaca.

 March in Puno

Numerous Radio and TV Broadcasts


After the nomination of Lake Titicaca as the “Threatened Lake of the Year 2012” on 2 February 2012, the interest in learning more about the current situation has been large. Many television and radio stations invited Alberto Rivero from the Peruvian NGO CEDAS to report in detail on the numerous environmental problems at the lake.

 Interview at TV Cosmos (9 February 2012)

A Positive Response from the Population and Great Expectations for the Future of the Lake


2 February 2012 - The Peruvian nature conservation organization CEDAS held a press conference in Puno, Peru on World Wetlands Day to announce that, “Lake Titicaca is the Threatened Lake of the Year 2012". The press conference was very well received and it became clear that local officials and the citizens of Puno have high expectations that there will be a change in the disastrous conditions at Lake Titicaca.

 Press Conference in Puno (2 February 2012)