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The Save the Karass project was supported by the European Union's Next Generation EU Fund.

Since 1 January 2024 we have been implementing the project "Involving youth in the conservation of critically endangered fish species as part of water retention measures in the landscape".

The aim of the project is to engage and develop key competences of primary school pupils and teachers in climate change affecting native fauna. The project will provide environmental education to pupils who will be involved in the identification, reintroduction of species (common bream, common sunfish) and monitoring of suitable habitats. Project implementation period: January 2024 - November 2025.The expert guarantor of the project is RNDr. Marek Šmejkal, Ph.D. Biological Centre of the CAS, the project ambassador is Mgr. Vladimír Kořen, the presenter of the Czech Television show "Nature's Wonders" and teacher of the 3rd Primary School near Říčanský Forest in Říčany. We will gradually bring news and videos from the activities implemented in the project.

About the crucian carp

About the life of the crucian carp

Dive with us into the world of the crucian carp, a fish full of mystery and amazing adaptations. Discover its food preferences, secret hiding places and everything about its life and ecology. Find out how important it is to our aquatic ecosystems and why it is so......

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Identification

Recognising species of Carassius can often be a challenging task, especially if they resemble or live in the same aquatic environments. The crucian carp (Carassius carassius) has distinctive features that set it apart from other fish species....

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Causes of the threat

There are basically three causes for the decline of the crucian carp: straightening of rivers to compensate for annual fluctuations in their flows, intensification of management in riverside ponds and invasive fish species....

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