Posts Tagged ‘Hypancistrus zebra’

VIDEO: Leandro Sousa on Zebra Pleco Conservation

The iconic Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus zebra, is front and center in aquarium news as nations meet in Panama for the 19th Conference of Parties as part of CITES. We turn to Dr. Leandro Sousa’s August 2022 video presenting insights into the plight of the Zebra Plecostomus in its native habitat.

17 Nov 4:12 PM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?

With all the happenings this week surrounding CITES and proposals to uplist Hypancistrus zebra from Appendix III to Appendix I (which would most likely eliminate all international trade in the species), it seems highly fitting to share this Leandro Sousa’s interview with…

17 Nov 1:59 PM 5 Read More...

Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

16 Nov 10:44 PM 0 Read More...

OATA Joins Fellow Pet Trade Associations at CITES CoP19

On the agenda for the meeting, which looks at ways to ensure the sustainable trade in wildlife, are several items that would affect the global ornamental fish trade, including plans to move Zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) from Appendix III to Appendix I – the highest level of restriction – and to put a number of freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon spp.) onto Appendix II.

14 Nov 1:14 PM 0 Read More...

Tropical Fish Enamel Pins to Benefit International Rivers

This handsome set of 5 enamel pins from Streamlined Sparkles showcases five iconic tropical freshwater aquarium species, and has arrived just in time for last-minute holiday gift-giving with a great conservation side-benefit.

10 Dec 1:15 AM 2 Read More...