Re: NANFA-- Devils advocate concerning release of exotics.

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 19:50:36 -0800

At 12:32 PM 12/19/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>but what
>about saving the species in captivity. My last letter centered on captive
>propagation and keeping the species in captivity not releasing it into a new
>habitat. this fish is small enough that many times the current population in
>the wild could be kept by different organizations and people with the
>eventual goal of replacing them into their original habitat.

I think most of us are with you here, and with that last goal there is even
hope of restoring their native habitat. What's sad about endangered
species captive breeding programs in zoos worldwide is more and more
animals are destined for living their lives in captivity just to protect
them because their natural habitat is unsafe or gone.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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