NANFA-L-- Captive Breeding Endangered Species was California natives

Bob Bock (
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 17:01:49 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

The thought struck me while I was reading this train. There are lots of endangered species already in the hobby. Most just don't happen to be native to the U.S. Warmer locales have a much greater diversity than we do. In fact, when somene in Brazil fills in a sinkhole so they can build a house, they often exterminate a unique population. If you hang around one of the specialized aquarium groups--the local cichlid and killifish clubs, for example--you'll sometime come across hobbyists who are maintaining species extinct in the wild, often because of habitat elimination.

If you work with these species, you'll have the advantage of being able to get information from hobbyists who've already worked with them. Likewise, you won't have to worry about getting permits or breaking laws.

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