The Fynbos Fish Trust

Conserving freshwater fishes

and their habitats in South Africa’s Cape Fold Ecoregion Biodiversity Hotspot.

 

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All our activities are carried out as a non-profit, with an altruistic and philanthropic intent.

Creating sanctuaries for Endangered Clanwilliam sandfish

Creating sanctuaries for Endangered Clanwilliam sandfish

The Clanwilliam sandfish may be headed for extinction faster than any other freshwater fish in the Cederberg district. That’s because of recruitment failure due to rivers drying up during the dry summer months, and predation by non-native fish like Bluegill sunfish.

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Protecting the Fynbos Fish in the Breekkrans River

Protecting the Fynbos Fish in the Breekkrans River

The Breekkrans River, which originates in the Cederberg mountains, is home to five species of Fynbos Fish – including the Critically Endangered Doring River redfin. Four of these are ENDEMIC to the Olifants-Doring River system, and are therefore found nowhere else in the world.

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Help us protect these ancient species…

many of which are swimming on the edge of extinction.