Case studies
Conservation and sustainable use of wild vicuña in Andean communities

The vicuña is a very valuable natural resource for the people who live in the Andean communities of Jujuy province, Argentina.

Saving vicuñas from over-exploitation

Vicuna conservation in the Andes is an international success story of collaboration in conservation. Fifty years ago, over-exploitation coupled with a lack of management threatened the animal with extinction. The global population was down to 10,000 individuals.