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Joy, Fulfillment, Hope - great reasons to do something meaningful

The extinction of species is one of the most obvious symptoms of the threatening developments taking place on our planet. The good news is, anyone can make a meaningful contribution towards stopping the impending catastrophe. Citizen Conservation unites people who want to make a difference. With its conservation breeding programs, Citizen Conservation raises awareness, motivates people to get involved, builds up knowledge, and saves species from extinction.

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Species conservation in the aquarium

Presentation of Citizen Conservation and "Wild at Home" at conference for experts from aquaristics and species conservation

Rio Pescado stubfoot toad

It was already considered extinct once. But just as Lazarus rose from the dead, this little toad suddenly reappeared 15 years after its disappearance. Now it's up to us to preserve it permanently!

Animal balance 1/2023 – into a new phase​

1st half of 2023 – the animal balance

Central European Fire Salamander

Its status was not considered endangered so far. But a suddenly emerged threat now makes us fear for the future of this character species, for which Germany bears a special responsibility.

How to build an ark for Fire salamanders?

A new feasibility study highlights opportunities for ex situ conservation breeding of fire salamanders. Objective: Sustainably protect the endangered amphibian. Citizen conservation can play an important role.

Together for species conservation: CC meeting in Berlin

From Jan. 20-22, 2023, 35 high-level professionals met at Citizen Conservation's invitation to debate the expansion of our conservation breeding program. New to the meeting: reptiles.

Loiselle's Ptycho

A fish that has only just been discovered is already threatened with extinction. It was named after a biologist who started his career as an amateur aquarist - now amateur aquarists are helping to save it.   

Nosy Be Cichlid

This fish almost died already, because its habitat on Madagascar has been largely destroyed. Fortunately, it also occurs in a small, tropical island paradise off the coast. Guarded by crocodiles – and now also by aquarists.

Ziegler's Crocodile Newt

One widespread, non-endangered newt becomes many after a closer look. One of them turns out to be highly endangered. An alliance of zoos, science and private terrarists aims to save it.