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The Indigenous Central of the Amazon Region of Bolivia (CIRABO) and the captaincies of indigenous territories sealed an alliance with the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation and the Fish for Life II project to learn about the potential and distribution of the paiche (*Arapaima gigas*) in each of the indigenous territories.

The paiche (Arapaima gigas) is an introduced species that found its habitat in streams and lagoons inside indigenous territories. Fishing for this species became a socioeconomic alternative for indigenous fishermen who year after year have been practicing the activity for subsistence purposes.
The Indigenous Central of the Amazon Region of Bolivia (CIRABO) and the captaincies of the indigenous territories Chácobo Pacahuara, Tacana Cavineño, Cavineño and Multiétnico II sealed an alliance with the National Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Innovation, dependent on the Ministry of Environment and Water of the Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Fish for Life II project, to know the potential and distribution of the species in each of the indigenous territories. They also actively participate in the planning processes of strategies for the comprehensive use of the resource based on their own norms and procedures of the communities and indigenous peoples.

Contacts:
Roxana Salas, FAUNAGUA, Roxana.salas@faunagua.org

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