10-Foot-Long Fish Thriving Again in The Amazon River

Measuring up to 10 feet long and weighing 450 pounds, the pirarucu is one of the world’s largest freshwater fish and used to permeate the Amazon river before overfishing dwindled their population. Now, sustainable fishing programs have helped revive the species so that in some areas along the river the population has come back tenfold. At Brazil’s Mamirauá nature reserve, fishing is carefully monitored and …

Trancoso Beach Bat Set

Available in a plethora of color options, this Trancoso Beach Bat Set from Frescobol Carioca includes two bats and two balls—everything needed for a game of Frescoball, a sport that began on the beaches of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro in the late 1940s. Crafted from wood off-cuts and featuring a neoprene grip, the bats are handmade in Brazil. Best of all, the brand partners with …

Brown + Black Trancoso Beach Bat Set

Founded by Harry Brantly and Max Leese, Frescobol Carioca crafts artisanal sports equipment that honors Brazilian beach culture and the popular regional sport frescobol (aka beach tennis). Their bats—including this brown and black set—are all handmade using off-cut wood from Brazil’s furniture industry. Not only are the bats crafted to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood, but they are also made with function in …