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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:

What is the purpose?

According to the CARES preservation program website –

“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.

(More coming soon!)




2 Responses to MAS-CARES

  1. Earl Rambo says:

    Hi, I am interested in participating in the MAS-CARES program. I am getting back into Victorians. I bred Hippo Point Salmon and Haplochromis Obliquidens about ten years ago. Currently I have a young colony of Xystichromis sp. ‘flameback’. I will be obtaining a colony of Pundamilia sp. ‘blue bar’ or ‘red flank’ within the next month or so.
    Thanks, Earl

    • Robert says:

      That’s great Earl, if you can come to one of our meetings (the next one is November 15th at 7:30 pm at Hoffers pet store) and speak with me – Rob McLure, we can get you started.



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