The Peruvian and Bolivian authorities signed an alliance to reinsert and repopulate the boga in Lake Titicaca, through a strategic Plan that will be implemented this month.
Through the Ministry of Rural Development and lands of Bolivia, and the Ministry of production of Peru, they decided to repopulate the boga species in the fresh waters of Titicaca, in the border zone. As we know, this species has been extinct in the brother country for more than 15 years.
The boga disappeared due to the introduction of fish-eating species such as Trout and pejerrey, species that feed on other species, according to information released by the league for the defense of the environment (Lidema).
The Ministry of the environment and water indicated in one of its publications that the reduction of this species is attributed to the introduction of trout and pejerrey, commercial fishing, pollution of the lake and the decrease of the plant waist (totora and other aquatic plants) which is a habitat of importance to the boga.
This year, the deconcentrated Public Institution for Fisheries and Aquaculture (IPD PACU) set the goal of breeding, rescuing and repopulating native and foreign species such as the pejerrey and the yellow and black carachis, mentioned Slemen Loayza Lanza, director general of the entity.
“We are working on how to repopulate native species such as the carachis and La boga, the latter has been declared extinct in Lake Titicaca; this species still exists in smaller quantities in the basins of the Peruvian sector,” he said.
This morning sought to learn more about the repopulation of the species in Peru, through the head of the regional production Directorate of Puno, but without success.
The delegation from AIDESEP has vindicated the utility of their ancestral knowledge in the Conference of the Parties of the UN on climate change (COP23) which is held in Bonn, Germany.
” We don’t want people to talk only about climate change, but about climate catastrophe, ” said Roberto Espinoza, AIDESEP Advisor, at a press conference. “What can we do? There are alternatives, especially of indigenous peoples and the wisdom of indigenous women”, added.
In turn, Rosalía Yampis, director of the AIDESEP women’s program, also highlighted the “very important” role that they can have in adapting to the climate thanks to their knowledge of the seeds to be sown.
“The water, the drought, the increase of floods, the warming, all that is being caused is by the companies that have been predating our forests. Women have a proposal to recover the ancestral seeds we had to secure our food” ” she explains in an interview with UN News.
There are about 13 million indigenous people in Peru, and according to AIDESEP, “it has been amply demonstrated that their territories are fundamental to forest conservation.” In these lands, “deforestation is minimal, even less than in protected areas.”
Deforestation also means that less water is available. ” So we’re planting water, even if it sounds weird, with plants that Indigenous people know can improve the underground cycle of Water, ” says Roberto Espinoza.
Jamner Manihuari, president of AIDESEP, explains that foreign plants such as pine and eucalyptus ” have an impact on the soil.” “We need reforestation based on the wisdom about the nature of our peoples, with more appropriate methods and better adapted to the natural regeneration of the soils of the Amazon.”