Camelids of the Andes Highlands WEA Sydney

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Camelids of the Andes Highlands

<p>The Andean Camelids are four distinct species, two of them wild and two domesticated, related to camels that are native to the Andes Highlands. Since ancient times they have adapted to the extreme

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The Andean Camelids are four distinct species, two of them wild and two domesticated, related to camels that are native to the Andes Highlands. Since ancient times they have adapted to the extreme conditions of dry, high-altitude Andean steppes and became highly appreciated animals as a resource for Andean livelihood; they were used primarily as transportation, as a source of fibre for clothing and blankets, and as a source of protein for food. Today, they are still considered an important element of the cultural and spiritual identity of Andean indigenous people, and their role in protecting ecosystems is primordial in the face of climate change.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Camelids in ancient Andean societies: domestication, distribution, use, values and contributions
  • General aspect: main characteristics, differences between them, who are the wild and who are the domesticated, current distribution, most interesting and fun facts
  • Preservation of the Andean Camelids: Sustainable tourism, Alpaca and Llama farms beyond the Andes, and currently conservation efforts

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a general knowledge of the Andean Camelids; identify the main differences between them and recognise the wild and domesticated ones
  2. Discuss the impact of climate change on Andean camelids and identify the current efforts and ways to support
  3. Identify the most recommended ecotourism, camelid conservations areas, and responsible wildlife experiences in South America.

Lindsay Nunez Lopez

Dip (Tourism), BA (Translation)
Lindsay Nunez, Diploma of Travel and Tourism, Certified Teacher of Spanish as a foreign language, has worked in the tourism industry for over ten years and has taught at the WEA for the last year....