Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme (CCP)

Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme (CCP)

The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme (CCP)

Inspired by our work which we started in con­nec­tion with Chester Zoo (insur­ance pop­u­la­tions, guided by IUCN red lists) but also urged by the gen­eral impor­tant need for action, we have decided to add more struc­ture to our ex-​situ con­ser­va­tion work for all Parosphromenus species.

It is quite sim­ple, but it is also challenging.

All species of Parosphromenus are at risk due to loss of their nat­ural habi­tat. There is no doubt about this, but dif­fer­ent fac­tors are involved regard­ing how acute and imme­di­ate this threat is regard­ing our stocks, — habi­tat area and devel­op­ment, ex-​situ stock global, ex-​situ stock Europe and likeability/​popularity/​difficulty of each species. We have there­fore divided the species into 3 groups, which has dif­fer­ent needs in terms of actions needed here and now regard­ing con­ser­va­tion within the PP. Species will be mon­i­tored for need to change to a dif­fer­ent status.

The Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme: We wish to estab­lish sta­ble pop­u­la­tions of each species by mak­ing per­sonal con­nec­tions to key breed­ers, attempt­ing to have a min­i­mum of 23 sta­ble pop­u­la­tions of each species. We have found that it is not enough to use our ‘old god­fa­ther’ sys­tem, — we found that there is a need for an ini­tia­tive involv­ing per­sonal con­nec­tions, and contact.

We there­fore con­tacted some peo­ple, using our Cen­sus as guide, and the pro­gramme has since been broadly wel­comed by the breed­ers. We are very grate­ful and want to thank those of you who already con­firmed their con­tri­bu­tion. More needs to come, — and we invite any­one to con­tact us, if they do indeed feel they would like to par­tic­i­pate and contribute.

We wish to imple­ment more direct sup­port and con­nec­tions with and between key breed­ers in order to help with exchange of fish, off-​spring and other issues if necessary.

For some species we will be sup­ported by insti­tu­tions such as Zoos and Aquar­i­ums and hope­fully more in the future.

It is impor­tant to note that Cen­sus will con­tinue com­pletely as before, but this new sys­tem will replace the ‘old’ god­fa­ther system,

which no longer will be used.

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.

The 3 Groups

Group 1. Imme­di­ate and extreme threat

Species

For this group the PP pro­poses the ideal sit­u­a­tion to be as follows:

bar­barae, bin­tan, deiss­neri, fil­a­men­to­sus, rub­ri­mon­tis, gunawani, tweed­iei, alfredi

A: 3 long term sta­ble key breed­ers for each species, with a stock size of prefer­ably more than 30 fish at all times.

B: Less dis­tri­b­u­tion until sta­bil­ity is reached.

C: When sta­bil­ity is reached dis­tri­b­u­tion should be wider

D: Imme­di­ate action

Group 2. Mid­dle, but high threat

Species

For this group the PP pro­poses the ideal sit­u­a­tion to be as follows:

allani, anjun­ga­nen­sis, har­veyi, suma­tranus, pahuen­sis, palu­di­cola, beli­tung, quindecim

A: 23 sta­ble key breed­ers for each species, with a stock of prefer­ably more than 30 fish at all times.

B: A gen­eral pub­lic call for other breed­ers to par­tic­i­pate by accept­ing a degree of ‘god-​father’ status.

C: Action being taken as quick as possible

Group 3 Less imme­di­ate threat

Species

For this group the PP pro­poses the ideal sit­u­a­tion to be as follows:

linkei, nagyi, opal­lios, ornat­i­cauda, parvu­lus, phoeni­cu­rus cf. linkei, ampah, sp.rompin, cf. fil­a­men­to­sus, cf. alfredi, batu pahat, harveyi/cf.rubrimontis/sp.tanjung malim

A: if pos­si­ble 23 sta­ble key breed­ers for each species, but with less urgency.

B: Call for gen­eral pub­lic help to main­tain the species by degrees of ‘god-​father’ (key-​breeder) status.

C: Action being taken when possible

The Core Com­mit­ment Pro­gramme Sta­tus List Juli 2021.

This list will be updated each Cen­sus, — please remem­ber this is the CCP, not the gen­eral Cen­sus Syn­op­sis. Breed­ers in this list has made a spe­cial com­mit­ment to one or more species. You are always wel­come to con­tact us if you would like to participate.

Species

num­ber

of CCP

breed­ers

reported off-​spring

Cause for con­sern, actions needed, gen­eral comments

(with par­tic­u­lar focus on the pop­u­la­tions by CCP-​breeders, not the gen­eral over­all Census)

Group 1

Bar­barae

2

Seifert

1.1.23

Some have being dis­trib­uted to AH

Henke

Bin­tan ‘Bintan’

2

Schoubye Johansen

1.2.0

PCBA

3.3.10

Deiss­neri ‘Neotype’

4

Schoubye Johansen

2.1.0

Hall­mann

3.3.25

Henke

2.2.0

PCBA

2.5.1

Fil­a­men­to­sus

1

Beu

3.3.12

20

Rub­ri­mon­tis

Solu­tion is needed, we are work­ing on it

Gunawani

Solu­tion needed, we are work­ing on it

Tweed­iei

4

Per­rin

Wind­fuhr

1.2

Seifert

2.1.0

14

Wegerer

1.1

Alfredi

2

Per­rin

8.8.0

Hall­mann

1.1.30

Group 2

Allani

1

Wegerer

2.1

Big Cause for con­sern, also in gen­eral picture

Anjun­ga­nen­sis

1

Chyla

2.2.0

20

group is doing very well overall

Har­veyi

We are work­ing on a solution

Suma­tranus

1

Wilden

1.4.0

Though not high emer­gency, we are look­ing for more peo­ple to keep sumatranus

Pahuen­sis

1

Wegerer

1.1.0

7

Big cause for con­sern, also in gen­eral pic­ture, we are work­ing on this

Palu­di­cola

3

Marchall

0.0.5

Species doing well

Henke

2.2.0

20

Chester Zoo

6.4.14

74

Beli­tung

1

Wegerer

2.1.

15

Group 3

Linkei

Nagyi

2

Wilden

schoubye johansen

2.2.50

Opal­lios

2

Seifert

1.1.0

22

Hall­mann

2.2.10

Ornat­i­cauda

2

Wegerer

6.12.0

PCBA

3.6.0

Parvu­lus

2

Las­far

3.0.0

Wegerer

2.4.0

25

Phoeni­cu­rus

2

Mar­shall

8.0.0

Chyla

1.2.0

11

quin­decim

4

Shi

zoo Berlin

1.1.10

5

Beu

1.1.10

PCBA

cf. linkei

1

schoubye johansen

50 +

Ampah

1

Wegerer

sp. rompin

2

Kristina

Hall­mann

0.0.30

cf. fil­a­men­to­sus

harveyi/​cf rubrimontis/​sp. tan­jung malim

cf. alfredi

2

schoubye johansen

5.5.10

Blue Planet

Batu Pahat

Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme sta­tus List

Core Con­ser­va­tion Pro­gramme Sta­tus List

Please find the updated Sta­tus List here

Rec­om­mended pro­to­col for key breeder

Please attempt to have:

2 breed­ing pairs set for breeding

1 tank of off­spring /​adults for reserve

Please report to Census :)

Please always let us know if your pop­u­la­tion for some rea­sons becomes crit­i­cally small. We will then try to help by either find­ing replace­ments or new keepers.

If your pop­u­la­tion size becomes too big, of course we rec­om­mend dis­tri­b­u­tion to pri­vate, either which you find your­self, or if it becomes a prob­lem we can offer to help by adver­tis­ing through our dif­fer­ent online pos­si­bil­i­ties. We can­not guar­an­tee, but we will try to help.

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