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Film Maintaining fishing in the Amazon

With the creation of a serious game, French and Brazilian researchers are working with the local population on issues related to fishing. By reproducing the environment and the seasons, the game recreates the daily life of fishing communities and creates a space for dialogue. Version portugaise : https://youtu.be/rMOffo1G6sQVersion française : https://youtu.be/LzV6-GauEMs Director: Heloïse Benoit Participation […]

Campaign in the Amazon for sustainable fisheries

A transdisciplinary team of social and environmental scientists has just completed a campaign in the surroundings of Santarém, in the Brazilian Amazon. They aimed at meeting with local stakeholders in order to discuss artisanal fishing and the challenges facing this activity through a Serious Game. Conducted as part of the BONDS and SABERES projects, the […]

Identifying future protection gaps in Amazon floodplains: a dual-season forecasted distribution of the world’s largest scaled freshwater fish

The INRAE team and colleagues  modelled the current and future (2070) distribution of Arapaima sp. accounting for climate and habitat requirements, with consideration of dam presence (already existing and planned constructions) and hydroperiod (high- and low-water stages). We further quantified the amount of suitable environment which falls inside and outside the current network of protected areas to identify spatial conservationgaps. We predict climate change to cause the decline of environmental suitability by 16.6% during the high-water stage, and by 19.4% during the low-water stage. We found that two thirds of the suitable environments of Arapaima sp. remain currently […]

WP1 Field trip in Juruá : 14 to 21 of November 2019

Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira (Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable development) and Marie-Paule Bonnet carried out a short field mission in Juruá. They met with some community association presidents and explain why monitoring water levels in the region is important. They installed 5 sensors that record the water levels daily and recruited local observers to monitor water levels on […]

BIODIVERSA Kick-off in Helsinki: 14 an 15 May 2019

The coordinator (Marie-Paule Bonnet, IRD, UMR Espace-DEV) and the two leaders of the Data Management task (Claudio Clemente Faria Barbosa from INPE and Eric Chenin IRD, UMR UMMISCO involved in the GBIF French node) participated the meeting. It was an opportunity to meet the coordinators of the other winning projects of the BiodivScen 2018 call, […]

Kick-off meeting in Montpellier: 8-9 April 2019

All partners meet in Montpellier at the Remote sensing Institute for two days. These two days of intensive exchanges allowed us to get to know each other better, to share some of the knowledge and know-how of the different groups involved, and to specify the modalities for the implementation of the project.