“In defense of the rivers, in defense of life!” is the outcry from Piabanha Project of Itaocara, Brazil. This civil society is working to find solutions to the dramatic decline in migratory fish affecting the Paraíba do Sul River Basin in southeast Brazil. Due to logistical issues during the WFMD South America session, we were unable to interview the team or watch their live native fish release. Because of this, we recently wrote an article and interviewed this incredible organization! We hope you'll enjoy learning about the work Piabanha Project does.