gif_doradoIn the Province of Cordoba, the Secretary of the Environment initiated a plan in December of 2008 for restoration of the golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis) in the Tercero River; responding to the near extinction of this species in this water system.

Due to it’s connection with the Parana River, 96% of the fish life in the Tercero originates in the Parana.

Importance of the Project
The Dorado is a very important ecologic and economic species at both national and international levels. Today in the majority of the environments which the Dorado inhabits, the human impact has significantly diminished its population and in many cases caused the disappearance of this and other associated species.

In the medium and long term, and with intelligent management of future populations of this species, it is possible to advance a Sustainable Use Program that permits the development of small economies at the local and regional levels. An example of this would be through the promotion of tourism such as fly fishing, and catch and release policies.

Work Methodology
The restoration of the dorado (S. brasiliensis) populations in the Tercero Rio water system it being done through a series of phases that have been deemed “participative”, since various social, government and non government sectors may be able to join work teams, that are being developed, as observers or active participants.

Kudos to the Environmental Secretary and the Province of Cordoba.

If you’d like to practice your Spanish and read more about this and other programs in Cordoba, you can click on the image at the top of this post and visit their website.