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Invasive fish species

Globally, invasive species represent one of the greatest threats to native biodiversity. In the Plurinational State of Boliva, this issue has received relatively little attention in the last decade, despite the fact that one of the Aichi targets (target 9), formulated within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), of which Bolivia is a signatory, prioritizing this issue.


Endangered fish species

Is aquatic biodiversity in Bolivia in danger?

In recent months, FAUNAGUA has been evaluating the conservation status of fish species in the Amazon, and identified a “new” threat: the hydroelectric dams that have been built between 2009 and 2015 in the middle basin of the Madeira River in Brazil.


Watershed management in protected areas

In recent years FAUNAGUA has been actively supporting the development of new approaches for the management of protected areas in Bolivia.


The Bolivian freshwater dolphin

Although the Bolivian freshwater dolphin (Inia boliviensis) is not yet officially recognized as a species (it is still considered a subspecies of I. geoffrensis, despite genetic evidence that suggests it is a species), the Bolivian State has already «nationalized» it and since 2010, when it enacted the «Law del Bufeo» and published an «action plan» for its conservation, interest in this species has been growing significantly.


The socio-economic importance of migratory fish

A recent study confirms that 70% of the fish meat consumed in intermediate cities of the Bolivian Amazon is from migratory fish, such as the surubí, the pacú, the yatorana, among other species.