Saving the amazon Pink dolphin

On assignment for World Animal Protection

Project documented 2015 & 2017

Increased demand in Colombia for Mota fish created a threat for thousands of pink dolphins in the Amazon River in Brazil. The river communities used the dolphin as bait for the piracatinga fish (as this scavenger fish is known in Brazil). The process to convert the dolphin into bait is cruel and prolonged, it is hunted and tied by the tail in branches until it dies drowned without the possibility of going out to breathe or from hunger. On assignment for World Animal Protection, documenting different visits to the communities to seek solutions with fishermen and educate families and children about the importance of this species in the ecosystem.