Storytelling Conservation Initiatives in WIO region; Understanding the East African Eel species and their threats.
We are extremely thrilled to share and promote the storytelling conservation initiatives of the East African eel Species in the WIO region under the #Bio_eel project.
The East African eel species are important but vulnerable components of the tropical estuarine and coastal fish fauna in Tanzania due to increased anthropogenic activities, and urban development. Eels have been traditionally fished by coastal communities and are a valuable source of food and income. Moreover, tropical eels are facing a growing interest in the international live fish trade as seed for aquaculture operations, due to the decline of temperate eel species. In relation to the expected considerable growth of the human population in Tanzania in the near future, there is an urgent need to document the current status of coastal and estuarine biodiversity and identify areas of high biodiversity and ecosystem value. To learn more about the project and the East African eel Species click the link below.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/gRHbDpD6JGo