Protect Salamanders & Other Amphibians from Deadly Fungus!
A deadly pathogen is affecting wild salamanders in Europe (originating from imported Asian newts), one that has the potential to cause massive die offs of our native salamanders if it reaches North America. The U.S. has acted quickly to halt international and inter-state movement of over 200 types of salamanders due the threat of this fungus (called Bsal for short). A Canadian working group (including Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, Environment Canada, Canadian Herpetological Society and many others) has developed a salamander fungus fact sheet (see below) with links to information as well as disinfection protocols. More information on Bsal can be found at http://www.salamanderfungus.org/
• salamander fungus fact sheet – for general public and pet stores (pdf)
• salamander fungus fact sheet – for general public and pet stores (jpg)
• salamander fungus fact sheet (scientific) – for researchers (pdf)
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