Brazil Jan 2017 Project Piaba

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Brazil Jan 2017 Project Piaba

Postby Admin » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:31 pm

Rio Negro Expedition
January 21 -
February 3, 2017
Contact Scott Dowd for more
information and to reserve your
spot for the next Expedition!
(617) 973-5243

Join the expedition to the Rio Negro River in Brazil
and observe all aspects of the home aquarium fishery.
The trip includes:
• 2 weeks on a well appointed live-aboard boat
• Visit biological hotspots
• Visit Fishing communities
• Participate in the Ornamental Fish Festival of Barcelos
• Visit home aquarium fish export facilities
• Visit the world-famous Manaus Opera House

• 40,000 people are impacted in the
riverine communities in Barcelos
(Amazonas state, Brazil) where the home aquarium fishery is the principal subsistence activity.
• The wild-caught fish of the Rio Negro are the first live animals to gain
Geographic Indication Certification, like Champagne is to France.
• 46,000 square miles of preserved forest
is in the Project Piaba study area.
• Approximately 80% of trade from
the artisanal fishery is from a
single species, the Cardinal Tetra
(Paracheirodon axelrodi)

Project Piaba’s mission is to
increase the environmental,
animal welfare and social
sustainability of the Amazonian aquarium fish trade as well
as the Amazon itself and its
indigenous people.
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