In April 2022, we conducted a water-sampling collection in two rivers (Nam Theun and Nam Noy) in Nakai-Nam Theun National Park as part of a research and conservation project for the Endangered fish Luciocyprinus striolatus (Paa Kang). We collected six samples that will later be analysed in the Fishbio laboratory in the US. We will be collecting additional samples at other sites inside the National Park in 2023.
This project is a collaboration between Association Anoulak, Fishbio, Nam Theun 2 Power Company and Nakai-Nam Theun National Park, with an additional co-funding contribution from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
Watch our team on the ground in this video:
This collaborative research and conservation project on Luciocyprinus striolatus aims to develop scientific knowledge and understanding of the abundance, distribution, life cycle and threats of this data-poor endangered species (Luciocyprinus striolatus) in order to conserve and protect the population in Laos.
The overall objectives of the project will include:
Background facts about the species: