Reintroducing Zoogoneticus tequila, the tequila splitfin

Von Ramírez-García, Arely, Gerardo García, Michael Köck, John Lyons, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez

Amazonas (English), 9(5):10-19 Sept.-2020

" The extinction of species throughout the world has been dramatically increasing, mainly due to different anthropogenic activities that affect ecosystems—the most important being the introduction of non-native species, habitat modification, and pollution. Here we describe our efforts to slow the extinction trend by successful reintroducing an extinct-in-the-wild native fish species back into its natural habitat. We describe the steps we followed and the challenges we had to overcome, and we hope that our project can help inspire and guide fish reintroduction efforts elsewhere. In most cases, the recovery of a species from the brink of extinction, including reintroduction of extinct-in-the-wild species, has mostly focused on big, colorful, and charismatic species. Freshwater fishes are generally not the most charismatic species and frequently are forgotten in conservation initiatives. However, all species are important in the ecosystem "

Klassifizierung: Verbreitung und Erkundung.

Sprache: English

Ramírez-García, Arely & Gerardo García, Michael Köck, John Lyons, Omar Domínguez-Domínguez. 2020. "Reintroducing Zoogoneticus tequila, the tequila splitfin". Amazonas (English). 9(5):10-19 (ffm01004) (Kurzfassung)