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Ceremony Pago de la Tierra Offering Altiplano Peru ; Feature: The vicuna, a camelid that is worth gold

Before 90 years, Vicuna was in great danger of extinction. The Conacs is an organization of the Ministry of Environment, whose role is to organize the world's Camélidé in Peru, particularly the vicuna, which is an animal impossible to raise and domesticate it only supports their natural habitat, which involves a large component, especially as its wool is by far the best and indeed the most expensive. Poaching has consistently décroitre, and the number of vicunas to rise. One company in Peru until 2004 had operating rights, Incalpaca, and not get as wool controlled by the Conacs on the ground.

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Domestic animal / Domestic mammal / Camelid (domestic) / Llama (Lama glama)

Flora / Spermatophyte / Flowering plant / Monocotyledon / Poales order / Gramineae / Poaceae family / Corn (Zea mays)

Religious faith / Religion / Offering (Religion)


Individual / Stage of development / Fetus

America / South America / Andes Mountains / Altiplano (Plateau)

Flora / Geraniales order / Erythroxylaceae family / Coca tree (Erythroxylon sp) / Coca (Erythroxylon sp)

Shot / Three quarter shot


Natural resources use / Alimentation / Drink / Wine

Event / Ceremony / Traditional festival

Religious faith / Religious holiday

Behavior / Posture / Stand up

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Gemstone

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Person / Man

Religious faith / Traditional cult

Religious faith / Religion / Believer

America / South America / Peru

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Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Synapsida / Mammalia / Artiodactyla / Camelidae / Vicugna

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