The projects established since the foundation of the CAVEX in 1999 have the aims of, firstly, ensuring the survival of the CAVEX’s activities and, secondly, aims at ensuring its financial support. The safeguard is translated into educational programmes elaborated by the CAVEX via itinerary exhibitions, interventions in classrooms and in priority working to open a center that would be open to the public. Furthermore, the CAVEX will pursue its reintroduction programmes of the Cagou in New Caledonia and the Golden Lion tamarin in Brazil. It continues its work to breed endangered species of animals on the brink of extinction which are sheltered at the CAVEX reserve.
Maintenance and animal care
Maintenance and animal care
An important amount of time resides in the maintenance, preparation and adaptation of the animals for their presenttaion to the public and the global actions needed for the reproduction of endangered species with the aim of reintroducing them in the nature. The main stake is the preservation of successful results obtained and to ensure a better future for these exceptional animals and their siblings.
Several recent births of difficult species proves the CAVEX is striving to attain its goal. The technicians of the CAVEX reserve have developed protocols which permits the good performance of reproduction of high valued patrimonial species, such as the Cagou of New Caledonia, the St Vincent Amazon or the Golden Lion Tamarin. They have also stimulated other rare animal species whose reproduction in captivity is known to be very difficult.
A scientific programme has been elaborated in collaboration with the French National Natural history Museum. The CAVEX has to constantly improve its techniques in order to develop the reproduction of rare animals and ensure a sucre future for them. This represents a major stake for the reintroduction in their natural habitat.
The scientific programme is oriented around three themes:
- Genetic research on the Cagou
- Animal Nutrition Study
- Veterinary Care
- Incubation techniques of difficult species
- Breeding of young specimens endangered by extinction
This programme is coupled with reintroduction projects in the natural habitat of the different species for which the CAVEX benefits of the support of the Ministry of Ecology and sustainable development and the National Natural History Museum of France.
The reintroduction projects of the CAVEX are made possible in favorable conditions since the reserve of the association has an important population of animals which have successfully reproduced in captivity.
In 30 years, the Doctor Quinque has constituted an important group of captive cagous. The scope for a reintroduction in an adapted space in the north of New Caledonia would allow this country to reconstitute its genetic biodiversity. The conditions have to be gathered in collaboration with the Ministry of Ecology and sustainable development.
A second project is being studied for the reintroduction of the Golden Lion Tamarin in the North west of Brazil.
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