Pollutants from mining companies would be the cause of this unfortunate fact in the Coata River.
Authorities Peruvian government investigate the death of at least ten thousand giant frogs in the Coata River, which flows into Lake Titicaca, on the border with Bolivia.
The incident occurred this week, although officials of theNational Forest Service and Wildlife (SERFOR) prefer tobe cautious about the causes that have produced this catastrophe, various environmental organizations point to thepollution of Coata river in the region Puno.
This body was moved to the affected area after the announcement made by the Committee to Combat Pollution of the river Coata, which also notes that it is not the first time that an event of this type occurs in the place.
In fact, the people of Puno have spent several years denouncing the pollution of the tributary, which carries significant amounts of pollutants such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the nearby mining companies.
“Lake Titicaca used will be a paradise, now we can not use water and our animals die if they drink , ” he told The Guardian, Maruja Inquilla, leader of the Committee to Combat Pollution of the river Coata.
What happened recently it is serious because the giant Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) is critically endangered.
By the same means the impotence of the locals who do not feel heard and thus an urgent need to take serious action to prevent further pollution in this inónico lake in South America.