A part of traditional costumes, this musical instrument called the
charango is made with the Andean armadillo (Quirquincho)
shell. A symbolic and endemic species of Ouro province, the Quirquincho
is endangered due to traditional practices.
A Pink Nose-bottled dolphin, which inhabits the Amazon rivers. With
the many legends about the dolphin, local people don't hurt them; they
are believed to be human ancestors that have been reincarnated. However,
propellers and the pollution of rivers pose threats to this species.
Degradation processes within mountain forests promote
landslides, contributing to the lost of natural barriers and the inability
to sustain original soils.