A Changing ClimateRemarkable BirdlifeDiverse and Rare MammalsWorld Record AmphibiansThreatened LandscapeEcological Succssion

A Changing Climate

Rapid climate change within the Sibinacocha watershed provides a 'living laboratory' for studying the effects of climate change in this extreme, but rich ecosystem.

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Remarkable Birdlife

The Andean goose or 'walleta' (Neochen melanoptera) is just one of nearly 50 species of birds that live in the Sibinacocha watershed - many setting altitude records for their species.

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Diverse and Rare Mammals

The vicuña are just one of many mammal species that the watershed supports. The watershed is home to several rare, threatened, and endangered mammals.

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World Record Amphibians

Frogs live at world record altitudes of 17,700 ft in the Sibinaocha watershed. But they face many threats...

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Threatened Landscape

From rapid climate change to destructive mining, the Sibinacocha watershed is under threat.

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Ecological Succssion

Understanding the function of microbial life in this changing landscape.

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