New Photo Essay: Highland Rodeo Eco-system Based Adaptation in the mountains of Peru

UNDP brings development projects to life through a magnificient series of photos essays that document the positive impact development programming and policy change has on people and their environment. The latest photo essay shows how damage to the fragile mountain environment in Peru, which was caused by poorly managed livestock grazing practices, is being reversed through the reintroduction of a traditional method of animal husbandry called chaccu that is helping to prevent the spread of livestock disease and the destruction of native flora and fauna.

From breathtaking panoramic moutain vistas to intimate cameos that depict people's daily life in Highlands of Peru, this photo essay takes visitors on a journey to the heart of the work that UNDP does in collaboration with its local and international partners to preserve ecosystems and sustain livelihoods for future generations.

This essay, and many others, can be experienced at

The Mountain Ecosystems-Based Adaptation program (EbA) is a collaborative initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) (through its implementing partner, the Mountain Institute (MI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Public Works and Nuclear Safety of the German Government (BMUB). In Peru, the programme is run by the Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM) and is implemented in the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve (RPNYC), with support from the National Service for Protected Natural Areas (SERNANP).

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Last Updated: 3 Mar 2015