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The Lake Titicaca. It is located in the Andes on the border between Peru and Bolivia at an altitude of 3800 meters above sea level. It is the highest mountain lake in the world and also the largest mountain lakes in fresh water.
But now this natural wonder is under threat of industrial pollution due to rapid development surrounding the Bolivian cities.
Among them is El Alto. It is the second most populous city in Bolivia. Around it is a large number of industrial enterprises.
As the locals say, on the background of rapid growth is the lack of modern water purification systems. As a result, factory effluents, or chemical washing water for vehicles and buses fall into the streams and rivers flowing into lake Titicaca.
[Mamani Kuipke, local community member]:
“Pollution began in 2000. Before that, it was not so much. A long time ago the water was crystal clear. There was a fish; mackerel, waterfowl. Since 2001-2002, the pollution increased. Its source is the city of El Alto because it is home to over a million people”.
Another source of pollution – the river, Continue reading
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Russian citizens can get the Indonesian visa on arrival. This requires the following documents: passport (validity – not less than 6 months at the time of departure from the country), filled in migration card, a receipt confirming payment of the fee, return ticket or onward ticket to a third country, confirmation of hotel booking or proof of sufficient funds for stay in the country.
The visa is issued for up to 30 days. Children up to 9 years if the child is registered in parents ‘ passport, the visa is free. Children over 9 years old pay the full cost of the visa regardless Continue reading
Currently many people do not understand the word lake. The fact that many tourists describe it as something quiet and small. And in a sense they are right, but only partly. Indeed, for a long period of time formed a lot of lakes that reach monstrous sizes. And indeed it is. There are examples, which have a total area of about 2.5 million square kilometers. Just think about this figure. These are real monsters in the water sector. It is about them that we decided to make a small rating.
In last place is situated the lake called “the Great Slave”. It has a total area of about 28 square kilometers. As for the location, the lake is located in Northern Canada that is quite interesting. Many tourists know that the Slave represents the balance of the large pond that existed several thousand years ago. It is worth noting that the lake is adjacent to the tundra and the so-called Canadian shield. All this allows you to enjoy truly stunning views. If you delve into the history of these place, you can learn and the derivation of the name. Previously there was inhabited by indigenous Indians from the tribe of slavey.
Further mention should be made about lake Malawi, located not far from Continue reading