celticfish wrote:With the series of dams starting from Belo Monte to (unknown to me)?
Mike_Noren wrote:Also everything downstream will be impacted, as the river is expected to completely dry out (!) in the dry season after the dam is built.
Does anyone know if there are any US botanical or zoological institutions that will be working in the area to sample, collect and perhaps transport live specimens to keep as a separate population in captivity in a public facility (zoo/garden)?
I'm hoping that some Brazillian Universities or zoological institution will be setting up a captive breeding program for some of the animals in that area.
Janne wrote: One of the largest problem that really disturb all kind of conservation projects, field studies and the efforts to increase the value of this particular area of Rio xingu is the illegal trade of fish species, it creates daily conflicts and it decrease all involveds efforts to work with these projects
Mike_Noren wrote:Oh come on. The Brazilian government is completely destroying one of the richest rivers on Earth, under bullshit pretexts after commissioning a bullshit environmental impact study, a project which even have seen several enviromental activists murdered, and you claim the illegal trade in fish is the biggest problem?
That's ridiculous. It's like complaining about termites in a burning house.
Mike_Noren wrote:And the projects you're talking about, I assume you mean captive breeding programs? That's not conservation, it's at best a band-aid solution for a very few commercially important species.
Janne wrote:but you really mean thats no idea to make any more studies because there are already one made and to late?
I think you also want these researchers and scientist's to find and describe all species, make as much field studies they can when it' still possible?
You should not assume nothing, you should only use facts like all scientist's, researchers etc
Mike_Noren wrote:No, I mean that complaining about illegal capture of fish in a river scheduled to be utterly destroyed is silly.
Of course, but this has what to do with illegal trade in fish, exactly?
Mike_Noren wrote:I don't think I could have designed a more destructive plan than what's in store for Rio Xingu if I tried - they're even going to divert the entire river several kilometers through concrete tubes! Poaching can, at worst, reduce the numbers of a few commercially important species, but the dam means wholesale destruction of the entire ecosystem and everything in it. I don't see how complaining about poaching makes sense in this context.
Mike_Noren wrote:And how could I possibly know which programs you were talking about? If you're not talking about selling animals from captive breeding programs, then I have no idea what conservation programs might find poaching of fish "one of the largest problems".
Mats wrote:I did some collation of the occurrence data on Loricariidae in the Cat-eLog, and the single body of water with the most number, of species is Rio Xingu with 42 species, with another 10 if we count upper/middle/lower Xingu as well. All species listed for the Amazon is 46.
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