Salar de Uyuni vs. Global Lithium Needs

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The Salar De Uyuni, one of our favorite parts of our 2008 trip in Bolivia, is now at risk of serious changes. It seems that 70% of the world's known reserves of lithium which is of course an important element for all of the lithium-ion batteries in the cellphones, ipods, cameras, and laptops that people take on their trips to the salt flats to document their trip.

We've posted a ton of photos of our trip to the Salar De Uyuni, here are some of the best. I post these at the request of the site Save the Salar who are also on twitter. They want the world to know about the beauty of the salar and the risks it faces.

What can you do to help save the salar? The most obvious thing is to recycle your lithium ion batteries to reduce the demand for mining new lithium.

For more details on these photos, see Touring the Salar de Uyuni and South Western Bolivia.

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