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

A Policy Brief with recommendations for the conservation of dorado, marathon runner along Amazon rivers (more than 4000 km!) and reproducing in Amazon headwaters, was published. It was written by an international team of experts, fishers and journalists. Available in english, portuguese and spanish. The Brief can be downloaded from the FAUNAGUA webpage (section publications http://www.faunagua.org/publications).

  • 14/06/2018
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World Fish Migration Day

21th of April is World Fish Migration Day. FAUNAGUA participated in this important event, creating a website (pecesmigratoriosdebolivia.com) containing information, news and videos on the subject. In addition, an event was organized in the FAUNAGUA offices in Arocagua, with presentations and a cycling tour.

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I Bolivian Congress of Ichthyology

The I Bolivian Congress of Ichthyology ("From Fish to Fisheries Management") will take place in Cochabamba town (Bolivia) from the 26th to the 28th of October 2017. For more information pleas consult the web page http://ictiologiabolivia2017.wordpress.com. The facebook page is www.facebook.com/ictiologiabolivia2017. For more information pleas write to: ictiologiabolivia2017@gmail.com.

  • 01/06/2017
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A new book on invasive "paiche" (pirarucu) (Arapaima gigas) in Bolivia !!!!

FAUNAGUA, supported by INIAF and the World Bank, and in the framework of the Fish for Food (PPV) project, supported by IDRC and Global Affairs, published the book "Baseline for the use and management of paiche Arapaima gigas in the Amazon river basin". The book, written in the spanish language, is subdividided in 6 sections ("Aquatic diversity", "Benefits and consumption risks", "Biology and Genetics", "Introduction and invasion", "Value…

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Article on the Jirau and Santo Antonio dams

An article was published on the impacts of the Jirau and Santo Antonio hydroelectric dams in the Bolivian territory. Supported by WWF, researchers from FAUNAGUA, the Bolivian Catholic University (Cbba), ULRA (UMSS), the Institute of Hydrology and Hydraulics (IHH, UMSA), and IRD France organized a mini-symposium to discuss and document the impacts of the Brazilian dams on water levels, fishery resources and mercury concentrations. The complete article can be downloaded at…

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