In 2010 the Democracy Center visited Khapi, a community in the shadow of the great Mount Illimani (see maps below), where disappearing glaciers threaten their way of life as well as their traditional culture.
Maps of Khapi
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More resources on disappearing glaciers
- Snows of the Nile – a documentary on Africa’s disappearing glaciers
- Impact of climate change in Andean Bolivian communities that depend on tropical glaciers (Agua Sustentable)
- Short pamphlet on human rights of glacier-dependent Bolivian indigenous communities (Agua Sustentable)
- Climate Change Equals Culture Change in the Andes (Scientific American)