The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme CCP

The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme (CCP)

The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme was ini­ti­ated in the begin­ning of 2021.

With the CCP it is our aim to mon­i­tor, and keep the pop­u­la­tion of each species sta­ble, by activi­at­ing a sys­tem within our mem­bers, and breeders.

The CCP has 3 cat­e­gories of sta­tus of risk, — High risk, mid­dle risk, and low risk. These cat­e­gories are made based on fac­tors such as state of habi­tat, ex-​situ stock global and in Europe, occur­ance (reports) in cen­sus, avail­abil­ity in trade, and gen­eral popularity/​diffiiculty.

The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme: To estab­lish sta­ble pop­u­la­tions of each species by mak­ing per­sonal con­nec­tions to key breed­ers, attempt­ing to have a min­i­mum of 23 sta­ble breed­ers of each species.

The Parosphromenus Project will give spe­cial sup­port to breed­ers in the CCP, as well as help with exchange of fish, off­spring issues etc.

The CCP is not a replace­ment of the gen­eral Cen­sus, — Cen­sus con­tin­ues as always..

Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the CCP pro­gram is always pos­si­ble, but please con­sider this:

  1. Your wish to par­tic­i­pate should be for a longer period, and it is good if you already have expe­ri­ence with this kind of long-​term keep­ing of Parosphromenus.
  2. All species that you want to intro­duce to this pro­gram will have to be iden­ti­fied cor­rectly and prefer­ably have a known location.

The prob­lem­atic area of P. gunawani and P. bin­tan

The PP. has decided to try to estab­lish ‘true’ lines of P. bin­tan and P. gunawani, when this is pos­si­ble. P. bin­tan has been obtained with local­ity, but for now con­sist­ing only of a few pairs. This does not mean that we do not see the impor­tance of the very large group of often com­mer­cially traded Parosphromenus, which are labeled either as P. gunawani or P. bin­tan or P. sp. bin­tan or some­thing within this group. All of these are of course equally impor­tant and valu­able, but we are not attempt­ing at the moment to include these in the con­ser­va­tion program.

The group is sim­ply too big, and com­pli­cated to iden­tify safely . We will keep focus on this group in a gen­eral and dif­fer­ent way, always seek­ing to become more knowl­edge­able about the specifics of these variations.

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