WEB PAGE IN CONSTRUCTION **************************************************************************** FAUNAGUA (Institute for Action-Research on Hydrobiological Resources) is a non-governmental non-profit organization, created in 2004. It has since then implemented a number of research projects oriented to sustainable local development, within the overall framework of conservation and management of the hydrobiological resources and wetlands of Bolivia .


Urgent actions for the conservation of the goliath catfish (dorado)


There are good reasons to worry about the conservation status of the Bolivian Amazon fish. In the last months, FAUNAGUA identified a ¨new¨ threat: the hydroelectric dams which have been constructed b…

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Managing the invasive "paiche" (pirarucu) (Arapaima gigas) in Bolivia


Paiche (Arapaima gigas) was introduced in the southern part of the Peruvian Amazona, from where it invaded the Madre de Dios river basin and, subsequently, all the Bolivian Amazon. It became invasive…

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Sponsoring dolphin conservation !!!


During the last 10 years FAUNAGUA, in cooperation with WWF and Fundación OMACHA, has been active in aquatic mammal conservation in the Bolivian Amazon. We focus our work on the Bolivian river …

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Migrating fish are important as protein source in the diet in intermediate Amazon cities


A recent study confirms that 70% of the fish meat consumed in intermediate cities of the Bolivian Amazon is from migrating fish, such as the surubí, pacú, yatarona, amongst others. This study shows t…

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Fishers use cell phones to demonstrate the impact of dams on migratory fish in the Bolivian Amazon


Fishers from the town of Puerto Villarroel, located on the shore of an Amazonian headwater of the Mamore river in Bolivia, record with their cell phone each observation of goliath catfish (locally…

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Dams have a negative impact on goliath catfish 1500 km upstream !!!


It was already known that the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams have a negative impact on the native fishes of the Madeira River in Brasil. Now there is also new evidence that these dams affect also…

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