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Saving the forest by catching aquarium fish : Guyana

Document type: report
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Abstract: Harvesting aquarium fish from tropical forest streams and lakes can be a promising income-generating activity for local people, as this case in Guyana demonstrates. Because aquarium fishery is highly sensitive to forest disturbance, it also encourages local communities to conserve natural resources. This case study discusses how a small grant helped to establish a viable community-based business that achieved financial sustainability in the space of just a few years.
Corporate author(s): Small Grants Programme
Country: Guyana
Category: Practice
Keywords: communities , fisheries , nature conservation , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands
Place: IUCN
Publisher: [Amsterdam]
Year: 2005
Region: South America
Right: © 2005 IUCN
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Saving the forest by catching aquarium fish : Guyana