Río Xingu is ground zero for what has been called the worst environmental disaster in a generation—the highly controversial, widely reviled Belo Monte Dam. This infrastructure project, which has been in development since 1975, has been reported even in mainstream international news outlets, mainly due to the fact that its impacts will include catastrophic environmental and social costs for the entire Xingu River basin.
Fishing the Amazon: Leticia's Aquarium Trade Part III
Wrapping up his exploration of the aquarium trade in Leticia, Colombia, Mike Tuccinardi visits one of the biggest traders in the region and fishes the Amazon
Leticia Continued: the Aquarium Fishery on Colombia's Amazon
With only a limited time in Leticia, we would not be able to venture too far upstream to some of the better collecting spots, but it was clear this forested stream was teeming with fish.
Entering Amazonas: Exploring aquarium fisheries in Leticia, Colombia
Venture into Amazonas and explore Leticia, Colombia’s gateway to the Amazon and a hotspot for aquarium fish collection and trade
Altum Origins: the Supply Chain of Wild Altum Angels
One of the most sought after but difficult to keep wild freshwater fish, the Altum Angel (Pterophyllum altum) remains a hobby classic. Follow their journey from waters of the Orinoco to your aquarium, and get some tips on successfully acclimating them to aquarium life.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
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Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.