In the Nepalese Himalayas, the Loba have long been dealing with the consequences of warming, in particular a lack of water. How can they survive and at what cost?
Lhakpa Wangdi Mustangi, Loba from Upper-Mustang: “Due to the reduced rainfall and snowfall due to climate change, water sources provide little or no drinking water and water for irrigation. Riverbeds are dry, our fields are bare and dusty. The survival of our age-old culture, our way of life, is seriously threatened.”
Images: Nicole Franken – Text: Yvonne Dudock