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Tamshiyacu

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by themountain, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. themountain

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    I've been in Tamshiyacu several times

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    This area is the home of Apistogramma panduro:

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    and Apistogramma cf. agassizii "Pastel":

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    and Apistogramma cf. agassizii "Butterfly":

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    and amazingly we've also found an Apistogramma cf, norberti there, which lacks the diagnostic black patch in the posterior part of the dorsal fin:

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    Of course a lot of other species lives here too.
    It would be a shame if the habitats now are in danger / ruin!

    In 2012, we noticed that new huge roads were built out in the forest:

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    In the nearby Tahuayo area the locals clear the forest to cultivate pineapples:

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    Do you know if this could be the purpose of cutting down the forests here, themountain?
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    I am afraid its more serious this time...First of all they do not have a permission to cut down all this trees , second its said that they will drill for oil there even when the area is not a certified oilfield!
    In Loreto rules the law of the wild west ....who got the money tells everybody how its done .....very frightening.:(
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    Best get breeding all these lovely rare fish that may get wiped out! Not to mention the amphibians and inverts.
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    Tom C Active Member 5 Year Member

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    OMG, haven't they learned anything from what happened in Rio Pastaza/Rio Corrientes/Rio Tigre?



    If you want to watch the entire video, it's found HERE
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  7. themountain

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    Well...that was last year, now they have oil spill in Rio Tigre , major issues with illegal logging and mining in Manu and on the border to Acre /Brasil. And that is only the things you get to know here :(

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