In our paper, recently published in Diseases of Aquatic Organisms magazine, we explained the amplifying role that chitridiomycosis has in midwife toads in Peñalara and how the different amphibian’s species response to the pathogenic in different ways affecting the disease dynamic. Understanding these processes is essential to design mitigation activities, that is our final goal.
An official recommendation from the Bern Convention urges member countries to prevent the spread of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans, a new amphibian fungal pathogen that has caused declines of 96% in salamander populations in the Netherlands. Restrictions in the pet trade and improvements in surveillance are considered necessary.
From April 18th through the 20th, the class “Knowledge and Tools for Monitoring Amphibian Populations,” organized by the Autonomous National Parks Agency (Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Environment), will take place at the National Center for Environmental Education (CENEAM).
Training dogs to detect wildlife is becoming common worldwide as an effective, minimally invasive, technique in the investigation and conservation of biodiversity. Find out how man’s best friend can help us conserve amphibians.
In the United States, the international importation of more than 200 species of newts and salamanders has been banned to prevent the introduction of the new killer fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Without a doubt, this is a big step for the conservation of the enormous diversity of amphibians in the country.