Conserving the Corridor: Fish Farming

Conserving the Corridor: Fish Farming

The story of Nemecio Barrientos Ortiz, a fish farmer from Madre de Dios, Peru, who describes his experience as a participant in the Sustainable Livelihoods initiative with Conservación Amazónica (ACCA), in raising Amazonian fish. Fish farming in this region is highly productive and poses minimal risks to biodiversity, compared to other common economic activities.

This was a part of ACCA’s Manu-Tambopata Corridor project, a major effort to protect the rainforest in the area between Manu National Park and Tambopata National Reserve in Peru, an area heavily threatened by pollution and degradation from gold mining and other activities.


October 2, 2016