Our friend, Johan Du Preez (@johanndupreez_flyfishing) will be auctioning off this arapaima painting to the benefit of the Rewa Eco-Lodge in Guyana. The amazing community of Rewa has spent the last 20+ years protecting and preserving its natural resources through the Eco Lodge. The Indifly Foundation has been in partnership with Rewa for more than ten years now and together they have successfully turned the numbers of these incredible fish around.
To bid on the incredible piece, send Johann a message on his Instagram!
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Through sustainable fly fishing and science, the Arapaima population has been restored and the numbers are still growing. Not only do they now protect the Arapaima, but all the fish species are under protection. The Eco Lodge also offers wildlife safaris and through that, they are protecting the animals and birds of the region too. This place is a true example of how ecotourism can save and protect parts of our planet for future generations.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all trips to the Eco Lodge have been canceled and they need your help. The proceeds of this auction will go towards the Eco Lodge to assist them during these trying times. If you want to help in another way, please go to the IIndifly Foundation website (www.indifly.org) or @indiflyfoundation on Instagram and donate to this worthy cause.
Check out our Featured Artist interview with Johan and a step-by-step trout drawing tutorial at the link below!