Photo Friday: Fish Conservation Feast

FCZ feast Sakai village

Some conservation milestones are worthy of a feast, such as the  establishment of two new Fish Conservation Zones (FCZs), or freshwater protected areas, in the Mekong River in Laos earlier this year. As part of a project funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, we worked with community members  in the villages of Sakai (shown here) and Ang Noi to establish new FCZs to manage their local fisheries. After a recent ceremony by monks at the local temple to bless the FCZ, we hosted a lunch party for fishers, FCZ enforcement team members, and other villagers to celebrate the establishment of the FCZs. We always love when our project activities are also delicious!