Article: FFSG has global mission

November 13th, 2013 — 1:04pm

Considering that freshwater habitats contain just 0.3 % of global water resources they are home to a surprising diversity of species with around 15,000 described to date, a figure which represents almost half of all known fish taxa and approximately 25 % of all vertebrates.

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Article: Doing Things Their Way

June 17th, 2013 — 7:43pm

The Aquarium of Brussels is a hidden gem in the Belgian capital… In contrast to our usual waffle this experiment blog post is going to be heavy on photos and low on word count, so let’s see how it goes. While visiting Belgium a couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend an enjoyable […]

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Article: For Peat’s Sake…

March 27th, 2013 — 3:19pm

Surely it’s time we stopped using this valuable, non-renewable natural resource in our tanks, says Matt Ford Among the multitude of freshwater fish species available in the aquarium hobby a great number of them hail from tropical forests in South America, Africa and Southeast Asia, and one prevailing image of how their habitats might look […]

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Article: The Desert Fish Habitat Partnership

March 25th, 2013 — 3:05pm

The conservation of freshwater fishes and their habitats is set to establish itself among the most pressing environmental issues worldwide over the next few decades as freshwater resources become ever-more exploited. Continued deforestation, the construction of dams for hydroelectric projects or drinking water and extraction of groundwater are just three of the conspicuous, often irreversible, […]

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Article: 1200 endangered killifish released in Barcelona, Spain

November 22nd, 2012 — 9:12am

On 28th October the Spanish conservation and study group ‘Sociedad de Estudios Ictiológicos’ (SEI) released 1200 adult individuals of the Spanish toothcarp, Aphanius iberus, into a coastal lagoon within the protected ‘Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat‘ nature reserve, located close to Barcelona.

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