Freshwater biodiversity losses threaten nutritional health of people in Peruvian Amazon – UPI.com

A boy holds a freshly caught boquichico, a commonly eaten freshwater fish species, along the banks of Peru's Ucayali River. Photo by Sebastian Heilpern Populations in the Peruvian Amazon rely on freshwater fish for a significant portion of their diet. Unfortunately, many of these fish species have suffered significant declines over the last few decades as a result of climate change, land degradation, overfishing and pollution. According to new research, ongoing freshwater biodiversity losses in the region are likely to result in significant nutritional shortages for many indigenous communities.

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