Conservation Projects

Whenever possible, CDAS supports conservation efforts relating to Native Australian and regional flora or fauna.

Running River Rainbow Fish Project

Rainbowfish are colorful native species found in Australia and New Guinea. Several species occur only in a small area and face major threats to their survival. The Australian New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) with help from Peter Unmack and Diversity Arrays Technology have been running several rainbowfish conservation projects in the last year. The first project focusing on Running River Rainbowfish has been a great success so far with over $10,000 raised through our crowd funding effort. Donations have made possible the genetic testing of 207 wild caught and captive fish, informed captive breeding using wild caught fish at the University of Canberra, and shipped offspring to Townsville for grow-out at James Cook University. Those fish are currently being released to start new populations that will ensure the conservation of that species.

CDAS has contributed to this great project.

For more information visit the project page.