Global Ocean continues to support the amazing work of Fundacion Omacha and its award-winning director, Fernando Trujillo.
Fundacion Omacha have provided us with good reports as to their activities and a recent regional effort allowed for the publishing of the Action Plan for River Dolphins in South America. From this point they have started to promote national action plans that help governments to undertake specific actions in each country. The initiative added to a South American strategy to estimate abundance of river dolphins as has been useful to create strong networks between organisations and people in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
"After many years we still have the same problems in aquatic ecosystems in the Amazon, but the difference is that at present the scale of the problem and their impact on dolphins is high. Deliberate killing of dolphins is probably the main threat in the region and is expanding quickly. For this reason we should work at different levels with governments, stakeholders and the general public." Fernando Trujillo (Fundacion Omacha Director)
Update: See the completed Action Plan for River Dolphins in South America here.