September : fishing for fishermen

In August the park rangers of the Concession for the Conservation of the Yanayacu Maquia reserve are not resting on their laurels.

Increasingly determined poachers made numerous attempts to enter the area in search of paiche (Arapaima gigas) and other fish species. A dozen of them were evicted during an intervention in the Romaina.

Fortunately, Ivan and his team are not short of ideas and have reinforced the floating barriers, an ingenious system that has already proved its worth and which allows them to gain time to go and look for reinforcements during intrusions.

On the Maquia side the situation is as critical and the police had to intervene to reinforce the work carried out in this area. This intervention is very much appreciated by the rangers and usually has a considerable impact on the determination of the poachers, at least for a few months.

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