Building alpaca Shelters
On assignment for World Animal Protection
Alpaca shelters project documented 2013-2014
Ulla Ulla in the northern border between Bolivia and Peru is at 5000 meters above sea level. Here there's no place to shelter yourself from the strong winds and freezing temperatures that can almost reach -21 degrees Celsius. The harsh winters started to kill alpacas and owners who mainly depend on them to sell their wool and provide for their families. These families faced a hard situation and experienced a drastic decrease in their income. World Animal Protection together with local experts supplied materials and locals built shelters for their alpacas using traditional ancestral techniques. Using brick made of mud and straw ceilings, alpacas had now a place to shelter and survive the hard conditions. Watch: Building the dawn, a video of the shelter's construction process in the video section.