• The problem of rubbish dumping in Peru

    When I visited Huanchaco in the North of Peru recently as part of my work with Habitat Pro, one of the things I was most looking forward to was visiting the totora ponds or totorales. These ponds are where the reeds grow that the artesan fishermen use to make their fishing boats – an ancient Mochica Chimu tradition that has been passed down for thousands of years. However, when I went to see the ponds, I was shocked and saddened to see so much rubbish in and around them. How could anyone throw rubbish in such an important area?Read more