c.a.r.e.s. preservation program

A new article has been added to the cichlid conservation section of the library. The article titled C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program, highlights a program which all cichlid hobbyists should be involved. The best part of the program is that you can participate by keeping fish in your tanks.

The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program is about ensuring that endangered species a cichlids survive. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program lists its 4 major objectives:

1. to bring AWARENESS to the critical situation of fish in nature, while EDUCATING the public and stressing the importance of our roles as RESPONSIBLE aquarists;

2. to RECOGNIZE, ENCOURAGE, and offer SUPPORT to hobbyists who maintain species at risk;

3. to SHARE fish as well as data and experiences through notes and manuscripts so that others may learn to maintain those identical and similar species; and

4. to PRESERVE species at risk for future generations.
It is easy to participate. All you have to do is keep an endangered species in your tank. Check out Lee Ann Steeves' article in the library and then visit the C.A.R.E.S. website to see how you can participate.