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Demonstration Fish & Turtle Ponds


APECA has demonstration fish and turtle ponds, with adjacent
chicken coops, at the El Fundo training center.  This interesting and creative association demonstrates a means of providing a plentiful supply of healthy nutrition.

Purpose: To educate the villagers on how to assure a sustainable supply of healthy nutrition by using turtles, fish, and chickens in coordinated fashion. This will also help to restore the endangered river turtles of the region.

Description:
The once abundant Amazon River turtles provided a plentiful
source of dietary protein and dietary fat for the local people. Over-fishing, over-population, pollution, predators, etc., have considerably reduced this natural resource. Farm chickens are common in the area, and they too provide a useful source of dietary protein.

APECA maintains a pond at El Fundo, which demonstrates to villagers how they can us their chickens to assist in growing turtles.  A chicken coup is built on stilts over the pond so their droppings can help feed the turtles.

Interested in more information, Contact APECA at:  apecaperu@apecaperu.org.

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