In honor of World Fish Migration Day 2020, a new book has been written by author Eva Lucía Bayarri and artist-illustrator Juvi Galán. This book follows the story of two macaws helping a dorado catfish find a mate! The catfish is having trouble finding a mate on his own because the river he swam up is no longer free-flowing and other catfish cannot swim their way to the traditional mating grounds. Find out if Branchy, the dorado catfish, finds a mate and what can be done to help other catfish find mates in the future!
This story showcases the importance of free-flowing rivers as they are key swimways for migratory fish to complete their lifecycles and contribute to the next generation of fish. Free-flowing rivers are a scarce resource, but we can still protect the rivers that are free-flowing and restore the ones that are not.
Thank you to the author, Eva Lucía Bayarri, and to illustrator Juvi Galán, for sharing this wonderful book as a part of World Fish Migration Day 2020. We would also like to thank the following persons for volunteering their time to translate the book!
Arabic: Hagar Dighiesh (The national institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF))
Chinese: Kong Xue (WWF China)
English: Eva Lucía Bayarri
French: Sandra Chevret (SandyCamps) and Fabrice Duponchelle (Inst. de Recherche pour le Développement)
German: Ruben van Treeck , Juliane Lukas and Timo Rittweg (IGB Berlin)
Greek: Foivos Alexandros Mouchlianitis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Maria Cheimonopoulou (Helenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food)
Italian: Francesca Saccà and Giovanna Tanzi
Japanese: Miori Aoyama
Korean: Rebecca Kim and Sun Jeong Kim
Portuguese: João Ricardo Doria Carneiro and Carolina Rodrigues Da Costa Doria
Russian: Yulia Fomenko (WWF Russia, Amur Branch)
Spanish: Eva Lucía Bayarri, Paul van Damme, Claudio Baigun
Romanian: Ioana Persoiu, Sanda Iepure, Isabelle Maria Craciun-Bogdan
Slovenian: Eva Horvat
You can check out the Yuru and Ara's landing page with all the interviews and the story of our cooperation
Or check out the songs written about the book as well!