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.

Vicuña management in the Andes

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.