publication . Article . 2007

Aquarium fisheries as a non-timber forest product: experiences from conservation through community development in North Rupununi District, Guyana

Bicknell, Jake E.; Chin, Christopher;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Deforestation is one of the major global conservation issues. Solutions are being sought to tackle this ongoing\ud forest loss, including establishment of initiatives to provide new sources of income for local communities that\ud promote the sustainable use of forests in the interest of biodiversity conservation. One such project ‘Iwokrama’,\ud demonstrates how tropical forests and associated habitats can be sustainably used. In the central Guyana wetlands of the Rupununi, illegal fishing of arapaima Arapaima gigas, had led to a huge\ud reduction in its numbers. Iwokrama responded by initiating the Arapaima Management Plan in 2002. This\ud highlighted the need f...
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