Ways You Can Help Desert Pupfish
In the wild, desert pupfish face certain threats that have caused their extirpation in certain areas. Those threats include the introduction of fish that prey on pupfish or compete with them for resources, the diversion of natural waterways, water pollution, and habitat modification. All of these threats are man-made and can be managed with help from partners, private landowners, and more responsible water use.
Specific ways you can help at home include:
Being water conscious by conserving and understanding where your water comes from and where it returns to after you use it
Keeping pollutants out of our waterways
Never release an animal or plant into a water system without knowing if it is native to that system
Supporting The Phoenix Zoo's Conservation Center
Building awareness about this small vibrant fish that lives in the desert!