Save the crucian carp in the media

The decline of the crucian carp and its conservation has received a lot of media attention.

Here are links to selected media coverage of the issue

Czech Television - Nedej se

Czech Television - ČT24

ZOO Prague


The crucian carp on the brink of extinction: project to save it begins, scientists ask for public help.

Třebíčský deník


The zoo is saving the nearly extinct native crucian carp. It used to be in every pond.

Krajské listy

Can we save the crucian carp? The Prague Zoo and more than 700 volunteers are involved.


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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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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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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