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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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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.

Awarded: "Knowledge Book of the Year"

“Von Okapi, Scharnierschildkröte und Schnilch – ein prekäres Bestiarium“ by Citizen Conservation has been chosen as "Knowledge Book of the Year 2022". As "most exciting book".

At the end of the pilot phase: CC balance sheet as of November 1, 2022

2nd half of 2022 – the animal balance

Titicaca water frog

The frog with the much too large jacket – the bizarre skin folds enable this water-dwelling specialist to survive at an altitude of almost 4,000 meters. Unfortunately, they do not help him against water pollution.

Anderson’s Salamander

It lives in only one lake of less than a quarter of the area of Hamburg's Außenalster. Water pollution is making it increasingly uninhabitable. Its only chance: asylum in aquariums.