The CAVEX, reserve for endangered animals on the brink of extinction exists since 1999. Its founder, Doctor Henri Quinque, has invested all his revenues earned as a surgeon to construct a center for the safeguard, conservation and reproduction of animals. He travelled the world to find rare animals, meet scientists, employ five persons on a full time basis to care for the animals. He then created the association of CAVEX.
To start the actions, the Doctor has concentrated his efforts on endemic animals of the Oceania region and particularly a beautiful and attaching animal which is intelligent but endangered of extinction, the Cagou. Today, it is one of the best achievements of the CAVEX which is among the organisations to succeed in the reporduction of cagous outside its natural habitat.
In 2002, the Doctor and his wife has given by notarial act an important collection of animals in danger of extinction which they constitued during 40 years as well as premises to shelter them. It is a genetic safe of 600 rare animals, for which the CAVEX benefits of mutual conventions with their native countries. The stake for the CAVEX is to ensure a better future for theses exceptional animals which it has conserved with the intention of reintroducing them in their natural habitat in the future.
The CAVEX has three main missions :
- Awareness : raising public awareness for environmental protection, and more importantly for young public to make of them future eco-citizens
- Safeguard : safeguard and ensure the reproduction of the endangered species to reintroduce them in their natural habitat when it is appropriate
- Collaboration : pursue a partenership for scientific research with the National Natural History Museum of France
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