Itou Salmon

Peter Rand,  recently returned back from a Fulbright fellowship in Japan to study populations of itou salmon, reports on his research and findings via National Geographic. “In the parlance of conservation, itou is a flagship species,” explains Rand, “so focus on this particular fish helps us protect a variety of taxa and the river ecosystem itself, and also helps us move toward enhanced economic benefits from ecotourism and salmon fisheries.”

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