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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #321
>>>>I think the essential reason is that this is a hobby and most people are
>>>>it for that reason. Conservation of a species is more like a
>>>>commitment. I would suggest that we really need to focus on a very
>>>>number of species. To qualify a species needs to be documentedly
>>>>and needs to be attractive to hobbyists. For the genus Nothobranchius,
>>>>example, something like 10 species were nominated in the past for
>>Agreed Barry, but I never saw anything puplished about what species were
>>this list. Perhaps it is an oversight on my part.
>> However, as far as I know, only one species is
>>>>documentedly under threat, namely N. rachovii KNP Black.
>>I have this species but did not know it was on this list. I knew it was
>>but only that.
>According to what Brian Watters has told me, the location from which N.
>rachovii KNP Black was collected originally was damaged accidentally during
>road construction (I believe that's what was being done, anyway) and the
>fish is no longer there. That doesn't mean it is extinct. It is unlikely
>that it existed in only one pond. However, we know of no other locations at
>this time. In addition, if it is by any chance limited to the Kruger
>National Park, the chances of collecting it again are extremely thin.
>Therefore, if you have this fish, look after it. As I am SUPPOSED to be the
>coordinator of species conservation for Nothos, I will use this opportunity
>to announce that this is the one species amongst Nothos that we should
>regard as threatened. As my previously announced phased retirement comes
>into effect I will take the opportunity offered by having more time to
>organized a proper Notho conservation effort.
I would love to see this whole list of species that are considered
endangered , without having to go back into the BNL's to find it.
I agree that this is self centered but if I found it I would have no way to
reveal it to everyone else because I don't have a scanner. Would someone out
there be kind enough to post this list to all of us ?
AS far as the Notho. rachovii KNP Black is concerned , I will do all I can
to keep this species going and distribute it to others .
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