WSPA will assist tens of thousands of Bolivian animals affected by this year’s severe snowfalls that have covered pastures and left animals susceptible to hypothermia and malnutrition in the department of Potosi.
A state of natural disaster was declared in the south-west of the department of the Andean nation following early season snowfall that began in July. To date, no animals are reported to have perished, but the persistence of snow threatens the survival of livestock.
For this reason, a significant WSPA intervention will take place in the coming weeks. A total of 87,300 animals, including camelids and sheep, which 1,877 families depend on for their livelihood, will be assisted.
WSPA, together with the governmental body, SENASAG, will provide doses of de-wormer and multivitamin so that all the animals in need will receive the emergency relief required to survive this period.
We will co-ordinate our efforts in tandem with the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which will distribute seed to renew pastures and help build animal shelters in Potosi. Working with the FAO in the South American nation ensures that efforts are maximised in providing different forms of essential relief that are not duplicated.