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Help Cichlid Research & Cichlid Conservation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Pam Chin » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:44 pm

Babes In The Cichlid Hobby

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Greetings from the Babes In The Cichlid Hobby!!

We are seeking donations for the Ninth Annual - Babes In The Cichlid Hobby Silent Auction. It will be held this year at the American Cichlid Association Annual Convention, in Atlanta, GA July 17 - 20, 2008.

The code word is awareness! Although it is difficult for hobbyists to make a direct impact on declining cichlid habitats, it does not mean you can’t make a difference in the future of cichlid fish keeping. By spreading awareness to other hobbyists they will realize that tying up a tank with something invented in Asia is a waste of good tank space. Many times it is just because they are not aware. The Babes In The Cichlid Hobby believe that it is our duty to spread awareness, and to tell fish keepers about the ACA and its research and conservation efforts. All hobbyists should be aware of the importance of maintaining at least one cichlid that is listed as: critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable on the ICUN red list and/or a cichlid on the ACA CARES Species Conservation Priority List. If we don’t maintain these “at risk species” we will lose them forever.

This year we will have a special fund raiser for Anti-Netting Devices (AND’s) to be placed around the shores of Lake Malawi to help enforce the laws that prohibit beach seining. Several beaches that have been protected by these AND’s have shown the fish do return when the netting has ceased. For as little as a $10.00 donation you can protect 100’ of Lake Malawi shoreline. Here is a worthy cause where your money will immediately go to help protect cichlid habitat.

Join your fellow cichlid enthusiasts by supporting Cichlid Research and Cichlid Conservation; together we can make a difference! The Babes In The Cichlid Hobby are asking YOU to help by donating items to our annual silent auction We can’t do it alone, but as a group, we can make difference!

If you are an Artist, draw us a picture!! If you are a photographer, donate some pictures. If you are a collector of aquarium artifacts, please donate a collectible that will help raise some money!! If you have been published, bring an extra copy and sign it for our auction. Tired of that fish jewelry, donate it!! Maybe you have old publications of aquarium literature that you could donate? It is all for a worthy cause! All of the money will go to the Guy D. Jordan Endowment Fund or the Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund; you pick where you want your donation to go.

Please bring your donations to the convention. If you can't make it, and you are willing to donate, PM me and we can make arrangements. And remember if you don't have anything to donate, you can always bid high on something that catches your eye or make a cash/check contribution. All donations are tax deductible.

Don’t hesitate to send me a private message if you have any questions.

Cichlid Power!
Pam Chin

Cichlid Power!
Pam Chin

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