Fish declared ‘un-extinct’ after surprise comeback — Analysis

Conservationists are celebrating the return of the Tequila fish to Mexico’s rivers nearly two decades after going extinct

The Tequila fish has been successfully reintroduced into the wild some 18 years after it was first reported as “missing” from its native habitat in Mexico and declared extinct, potentially offering a lifeline to other species.

When describing Tequila fish, “little”And “not very colorful,”International Union for the Conservation of Nature considers the success of the conservation effort as an example of what animals could be preserved from permanent extinction.

The IUCN has listed freshwater habitats as one of the most endangered areas on Earth, owing to the number of species living there. “going extinct more rapidly than terrestrial or marine wildlife.”

“We couldn’t have done this without the local people – they’re the ones doing the long-term conservation,” said Professor Omar Dominguez of Mexico’s Michoacana University.

This is the first time an extinct species of fish has ever been successfully reintroduced in Mexico, so it’s a real landmark for conservation

Are you looking to? “set an important precedent for the future conservation”experts released 1500 fish to the river system. This is a significant increase in fish species.

“This just goes to show that animals can re-adapt to the wild when reintroduced at the right time and in the right environments,” Chester Zoo’s Dr Gerardo Garcia said.

This project involved Mexico and Britain. It began in 1998 when five pairs of Chester Zoo fish were donated to Mexico. Aquatic Biology Unit of Michoacana University of Mexico eventually raised the population to approximately 10,000 in artificial lakes, which allowed them to be released into the wild.

Now, the Tequila fish program could be used to aid the survival of freshwater species. The Achoque salamander is one example.

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