Blog: Video – Saving the Corfu Killifish

February 23rd, 2016 — 1:45pm

Inspiring video from ZSL presenting details of an ongoing, long term conservation program for Valencia letourneuxi, one the most endangered freshwater fishes in the Mediterranean basin. Many congratulations to Brian Zimmerman and the team; it is awesome to see a project which it seems will deliver tangible results for wild populations of this species.

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Blog: Help Migratory Fish around the World

January 22nd, 2016 — 3:13pm

You are cordially invited to make a global impact by joining World Fish Migration Day on the 21st of May 2016! In association with WFMD2016 we want to connect fishes, rivers and people, and to bring migratory species into the spotlight. Migratory fishes represent a primary component of many riverine ecosystems around the world, and are also essential for […]

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Blog: Back from the dead, but still on the brink?

July 29th, 2014 — 8:05pm

With its striking colour pattern and vaguely lamniform appearance the ‘red-tailed black shark’, Epalzeorhynchos bicolor (Smith 1931), is an enduringly popular aquarium favourite. All of the thousands of individuals sold in the global ornamental trade each year are produced on a commercial basis and this can be said to represent something of a paradox, even an unintentional […]

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Blog: Can you help the Freshwater Bioblitz?

February 3rd, 2014 — 1:49pm

The ‘Global Freshwater Fish BioBlitz’ kicked off on World Wetlands Day to engage nature lovers in freshwater fish conservation. The Freshwater Fish Specialist Group (FFSG), of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Wetlands International (IUCN), has joined forces with other international groups, chiefly the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, FishBase, the Fisheries Society […]

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Blog: Support World Fish Migration Day 2014!

December 11th, 2013 — 9:12am

Although the majority of fluvial freshwater fishes are migratory to some extent the spatial and temporal extent of these movements varies considerably depending on species.

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Blog: Desperate search for Ptychochromis insolitus

May 10th, 2013 — 6:02pm

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is desperately seeking a female specimen or specimens of the Malagasy cichlid Ptychochromis insolitus to pair with the last two remaining males being maintained at London Zoo Aquarium. The species was described by Stiassny and Sparks in 2006 and was previously known by the names Ptychochromis sp. ‘Mangarahara’, P. sp. […]

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Blog: Have you seen Xenoophorus captivus?

March 12th, 2013 — 9:19am

This is an appeal on behalf of the Goodeid Working Group (GWG) who are searching for anyone maintaining the critically-endangered species Xenoophorus captivus. The majority of goodeid species are threatened with most having declined since the late 1990s and X. captivus has long been suffering from habitat loss due to pumping of groundwater and diversion of natural […]

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Blog: New species discoveries in the Greater Mekong

December 18th, 2012 — 8:25pm

Three very different freshwater fishes are among ten animal and plant species highlighted in a new WWF report entitled ‘Extra Terrestrial’. Among the 126 species newly identified by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2011 new were a bat named after its devilish appearance, a subterranean blind fish, a ruby-eyed pit viper, and a frog […]

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Blog: UK’s mini fish need you!

December 7th, 2012 — 2:25pm

Conservation efforts for freshwater fishes tend to be concerned with large, often migratory, ‘flagship’ species such as salmon, trout, and sturgeon, but a new project funded by National Geographic and backed by the United Kingdom Environment Agency, among others, aims to catalogue populations of the smaller groups commonly referred to as ‘tiddlers’. These fishes, which […]

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Blog: From Sea to Source – free book download

November 29th, 2012 — 10:11am

Important new title aims to provide managament guidelines for restoration of migratory fish pathways…

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