This project is, above all, an opportunity to collectively learn and create a larger initiative that finds innovative solutions at a basin scale that combine citizen action, rigorous science, low-cost technologies and open access to information.

 

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Project

The Citizen Science for the Amazon Project seeks to improve our understanding of edible fish migrations and the environmental factors that influence them by involving local communities, the general public, decision makers, and scientists using a citizen science approach and low cost tools with the ultimate aim of conserving the Amazon Basin. This project contributes to the goals of the Amazon Water Initiative: it addresses information gaps in a cost-effective manner and promotes the construction of an informed public in favor of conservation, empowering citizens to care for the Amazon Basin.

The project and meeting offer participants the opportunity to connect with peer institutions in the Amazon and with new allies from different sectors; to position its projects and organizations internationally and strengthen their own work. To be a partner of the project involves testing and incorporating tools developed during the project; providing feedback; generating and sharing data; contributing to the systematization of experience and the collection of lessons learned; and participating in communities of practice.

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Scope

The Project’s spatial scope (2a) is highlighted in dark green and represents the basins that are critical for the sustenance of migratory catfish (2b) and scaled fish or characiformes (2c).

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1st Project Partners Meeting

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Partners and Allies

The project partners include local and international organizations with management and participatory monitoring experience in fisheries, scientific research, citizen science, technological innovation, tourism, and environmental education.


The Citizen Science for the Amazon Project is possible thanks to the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation fosters path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements, and the preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit: Moore.org