Giant fish’s comeback boosts Amazon preservation efforts

(05/16/19)

Several metres long and weighing hundreds of kilograms, the Amazon’s pirarucu was almost fished to extinction.

But the creation of sustainable development reserves in Brazil has ensured the giant fish — and its indigenous hunters — are flourishing again.

The resurgence of one of the world’s largest freshwater fish is the result of Brazil’s years-long efforts to combine scientific and traditional know-how to preserve the country’s rich biodiversity and......................................................


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