Welcome To CARES

Species At-Risk

CARES in the Classroom

Conservation Projects

Together We Can Make a Difference

Our CARES Flagships
   Hill Country Cichlid Club CARES  
  Hill Country Cichlid Club CARES  
  Durham Regional Aquarium Society  
  Durham Region Aquarium Society CARES  

American Cichlid Association Convention 2015
  American Cichlid Association
  July 30th - Aug. 2nd, 2015  
  Springfield, Massachusetts  

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A Warm Welcome to the CARES Preservation Program!

CARES logoThere is not a continent on earth whose waters and fishes have not been affected by the devastation and destruction caused from deforestation, pollution, agrochemical run-off, overfishing, global warming, and political unrest, all to the great misfortune of those fishes that remain in their natural habitats. As these tragedies to earth are occurring more rapidly than even the most paramount attempts at intervention can match, captive breeding of species at risk, both within the country of origin and outside of the country of origin, has become the quintessential answer for both short term and long term preservation goals.

Through the sovereign work of dedicated scientists, such as conservation champion Dr. Paul V. Loiselle, the hobbyist now plays a critical role in the favorable outlook of our fishes. If each one of us is to dedicate at least one existing aquarium, or set up one new aquarium, with the intent of devoting that aquarium space to a species at risk, the aquarium hobby as a whole has the opportunity to make a major impact in ensuring a positive future for these fishes. The CARES Preservation Program is a universal means by which, together, we can be successful in achieving this goal.

As your aquarium club or school embarks on CARES, please know that the CARES Team and I are here and always happy to help you in any way that we can! Thank you for your invaluable contribution towards preserving our fishes for generations to come! Because of you, we are making a difference!

With Warm Wishes,
Claudia Dickinson's Signature
Claudia Dickinson
CARES Preservation Program Coordinator
Click to email Claudia

The CARES Preservation Program is about our fish,
and it is about people.
We are one team, working together. Please, clear a tank ~ save a fish!
Because of you, we are making a difference!


Special CARES Friends
Together, we are making a Difference!
    Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine    
    Absolutely Fish    
    American Livebearer Association   American Killifish Association Swiss Tropicals   American Cichlid Association    
    The Cichlid Room Companion   The Babes In The Cichlid Hobby     Wildlife Conservation Society    
    MCH Portal    
    Federation of Texas Aquarium Societies   Kingfish Services ATI Hydro-Sponge   Aquarium Technology Inc.    
    Python Products     Jehmco Fishroom Supply House    
    Amazonas Magazine   Under The Sea Radio Show    
    Coral Magazine    

CARES Member Clubs
Together, we are making a Difference!
    Hill Country Cichlid Club CARES   Brooklyn Aquarium Society CARES   Asociación de Acuaristas de Aguadilla CARES   Durham Regional Aquarium Society CARES     Missouri Aquarium Society Inc. CARES    
    St. Catherines & Area Aquarium Society (CAAS) CARES   North Jersey Aquarium Society CARES   Brant Aquarium Society CARES   Aquarium Club of Lancaster County CARES   Danbury Area Aquarium Society CARES    
    Kitchener Waterloo Aquarium Society CARES   London Aquaria Society CARES   Greater City Aquarium Society CARES    
    Jersey Shore Aquarium Society CARES   Sacramento Aquarium Society CARES    
    Cichlid Club of York CARES   Iowa Aquatic Hobbyist Fish Forum CARES   Hamilton and District Aquarium Society CARES    
    Rocky Mountain Cichlid Association CARES   Pioneer Valley Aquarium Society CARES    
    Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society CARES   Greater Seattle Aquarium Society CARES Grand Valley Aquarium Club CARES     Milwaukee Aquarium Society CARES