The May/June 2016 Issue of AMAZONAS Magazine is printed and now delivering to print magazine subscribers and local aquarium shops. Here is a sample of articles and opening pages for readers wondering what the issue will deliver.
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.
Hans-Georg Evers returns to the Rio Araguaia, a magical place where families once could live quite well by collecting aquarium fishes, including many unique endemic Corydoras catfish species.
For two exceedingly rare killifish species from the Brazilian Rio Xingu, it is probably already too late.
This portfolio of winners and top entries in the Aquatic Gardeners Association International Aquascaping Contest for 2015 showcases the state of the art of freshwater aquascaping today. The aquascapes that rose to the top in the judging process were chosen from nearly 500 entries from more than 40 countries.
AMAZONAS Magazine, March/April 2016 with Aquatic Gardening Association Winners as the cover subject. Image: Chaiyo Choowa Bangkok, Thailand.
AMAZONAS Magazine, March/April 2016 with Aquatic Gardening Association Winners as the cover subject. Image: Chaiyo Choowa
Bangkok, Thailand. Click to enlarge.