Salar de Uyuni – on the threshold of change

The Salar de Uyuni is the world largest salt flat. It also contains large amounts of the valuable lithium, used in industry e.g. for producing electric batteries.

Exploitation of the Salar regarding lithium has just started. Keeping in mind that Bolivia holds almost half of the world’s lithium reserves, I wonder how landscape will have been changed within the next decades.

Photo by:
Kathrin Klementz
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
March 2011
Posted by:
Kathrin Klementz
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