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They might not be as cute as pandas but the threats facing the world's giant freshwater fish need to be taken just as seriously -- in fact more so, according to Dr. Zeb Hogan.

Hogan, an ecologist, photographer and an associate professor at the University of Nevada, heads up the Megafishes Project, a four-year collaboration with the National Geographic Society and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The project, Hogan says is the world's first attempt to identify and document the world's remaining giant freshwater fish.

Why? So that they get a chance of gaining protection from the threat of extinction -- before it's too late. Read full article »

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