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OCA C.A.R.E.S. - Help save a species you love

Post by Andrew Schock » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:35 am

As was published in last months Buckeye Bulletin, the OCA will be participating in the CARES preservation program!

The program is designed to preserve species that are threatened, endangered, extinct, etc. in the wild, for future enjoyment in the aquarium hobby. A large number of cichlids and some catfish can be found on the Species At Risk List which can be found here:http://www.carespreservation.com/priority_list.html

The CARES preservation program relies on us, the hobbyists, to keep these fish, share them, and share information with other hobbyists, to help preserve them. Here is how to get involved and help preserve a species for years to come:

1. Examine the Species At Risk List, which is linked above. Look for all species you already keep, and any species you would be interested in keeping.
2. If you are already keeping a species on the list, fill out the attached Species Registration Form (see link below). You can submit your form to me at an OCA Meeting, or completed forms can be emailed. Fish are registered so that other participants can locate that species or information on that species. A list of all OCA Cares registrations is sent to the CARES preservation program quarterly.
Identification Note: It is important that all species are registered properly. If you have any doubts about the identification of your fish (or just want verification from experts), please email photos to the email address below, and they will be forwarded to CARES to be identified by experts.
3. If you see a species you would like to keep on the list, fill out the Preservation Search List (see link below). You can submit your form to me at an OCA Meeting, or completed forms can be emailed CARES will then attempt to locate the species by searching the lists of all CARES clubs.

For each registered species you will receive a certificate. Seals for your certificate can be earned for each year you keep the species, completing a species journal and publishing an article in the Buckeye Bulletin, having fry from your fish registered by an OCA member and having fry from your fish registered by a member of another club.

All forms can be viewed here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= ... sp=sharing. I will also provide hard copies at monthly meetings.

To submit forms, ask questions, etc. please email OCAcares@gmail.com

I hope to see lots of registrations at the upcoming October Meeting!
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Re: OCA C.A.R.E.S. - Help save a species you love

Post by Andrew Schock » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:36 am

Here is a link to the CARES website: http://www.carespreservation.com/

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Re: OCA C.A.R.E.S. - Help save a species you love

Post by Andrew Schock » Fri May 06, 2016 2:03 pm

A new CARES priority list was released earlier this year. It can be viewed on the CARES facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/153148624721520/

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