Goliath catfish in critical danger of extinction in the Bolivian Amazon !!!

Goliath catfish in critical danger of extinction in the Bolivian Amazon !!!

In an article which will be published soon in the ¨Revista Boliviana de Ecología y Conservación Ambiental¨ seven bolivian ichthyologists, supported by WWF, evaluated the current conservation status of the goliath catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) in Bolivia. They propose uploading the dorado at national level to the UICN-category ¨IN CRITICAL DANGER (CR)¨. This means, according to UICN (2018) that ¨the species is facing an extremely high extinction risk in its natural state¨. Coordinated action will be necessary to save this species from disappearing in Bolivia.

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