As is well-known Lake Titicaca in the province of Puno, in Peru, faces many challenges. Threats to the environment such as the invasion of foreign species, pollution and a destructive tourists industry are all high. However local authorities are taking steps to help preserve the historic and beautiful landscape of the zone.
The Lake Titicaca National Reserve in Puno has sworn in over 50 volunteer community park rangers in a ceremony organized by Peru’s National Service of Natural Protected Areas (Sernanp). The rangers dedicated to the protection of the area, will defend against threats to the environment. Another group of rangers will be sworn in in August.
Lake Titicaca is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Peru visited by many travelers every year. Some participate in a one day tour visiting the islands of Uros and Taquila, or Amantani. Others choose to take a two day tour and choose to stay an overnight at one of the islands spending the night with one of the local traditional families.