What is CARES?
Founded in 2004, the C.A.R.E.S. (Conservation, Awareness, Recognition, Encouragement, and Support) Preservation Program is a Global effort To advance the number of aquarists in the hobby keeping and caring for species of fish that are At-risk, Endangered, or extinct in the wild.
The cares program was founded by Claudia Dickinson. with the guidance of Dr. Paul Loiselle and contributions from many others CARES produces a “priority list” of fish that are known to be in trouble in their natural environments.
The list of species that qualify for the CARES program can be found here: http://www.carespreservation.com/priority_list.html
What is the purpose?
According to the CARES preservation program website – http://www.carespreservation.com
“The purpose of the C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program is to encourage hobbyists worldwide to devote tank space to one or more species at risk, while forming an information network between aquarists, scientists, and conservationists.”
If you are interested in participating in the MAS-CARES program please contact Rob McLure. You can do so by leaving a reply below.
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