December Meeting

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Thursday, December 9th, 2021 - 7:00pm
Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Our Next GBTU meeting will be December 9, 2021 from 7 PM to 9 PM on Zoom
This month's speaker is Dr. Lesley de Souza from the Field Museum. Dr. de Souza has been a past presenter at GBTU and at that time shared an amazing story about the perseveration of the Arapaima, a prehistoric fish, and the economic impact conservation efforts have on communities. Dr. de Sousa  presented an amazing study and program she conducted in the Amazon a few years ago. She will be returning to share this story and provide updates. Attached is Lesley de Souza's Bio and below:

Dr. Lesley de Souza

Lesley is a conservationist with a special interest in Neotropical fishes. Her research focuses on understanding fish diversity in the Amazon basin and utilizing this scientific research for community-based conservation efforts. Lesley is also an avid angler and has worked with indigenous communities in the Amazon to develop fly fishing for Amazonian species like the endangered Arapaima – the largest scaled freshwater fish on Earth. Working with the local communities they collect scientific data to protect species from extinction and ensure safe catch and release methods. Her talk in December will discuss the importance of protecting rivers to safeguard its biodiversity, preserve the livelihood of those who depend on them and assure that the gorgeous and wild rivers we love to fish are around for generations to come!

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Here is the link to the December Zoom Presentation:

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For those who missed our last meeting in November here is the link to the recording:


Upcoming Presenter in January 13, 2021
Please join us in January for another Zoom Meeting where Don Hart from God's River Lodge in xxx, Canada will provide an overview of the lodge and their amazing fishery. Don and Michael Yellowback, God's River Lodge Owner, will present the complete package and will also present a discount to all TU members for a trip of a lifetime!
With another year coming to a close I wanted to wish all a Happy, Peaceful and Safe Holidays! 
Best Regards,
Jeff Reinke
GBTU President


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