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Peru | Vicuña numbers up as reserve allows locals to sell fur sheared from its herd

LUCANAS PROVINCE, Peru — At an altitude of 13,450 feet, the icy wind pounds whatever lies in its path. After 23 years of living in the Pampa Galeras – Barbara D’Achille National Reserve, Hernán Sosaya is well-adjusted and can withstand the blustering wind.


At the top of a plain, a vicuña (Vicugna vicugnanotices) and a cousin to llamas, sees that we are only a few feet away and raises its head.


https://news.mongabay.com/2018/09/how-a-national-reserve-stopped-the-extinction-of-the-peruvian-vicuna/

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