Think Outside The Box! Be aware of the risks of releasing pets in the wild. Check out this amazing awareness campaign launched by the Bern Convention: Protecting Europe’s biodiversity on Facebook and Twitter. Download the posters, click on the interactive ones and share (using the hashtag #ThinkOutsidetheBox)! This campaign is also promoted via the Bsal Europe Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Three easy-to-use leaflets on recognition of Bsal in urodelans (including FAQ’s for fieldwork and captive collections), disinfection protocols for fieldwork and heavy machinery are now available. These leaflets are part of a collaborative project between several European organisations. The links to these PDF’s are listed below. More information on this project can be found on the project Facebook page and Twitter Account.
- Recognition of Bsal in urodelans
- Disinfection protocol fieldwork
- Disinfection protocol heavy equipment
September 2017 – Bsal animations
Two new animations on Bsal were launched last month. At the European Herpetological Congress in Salzburg the animations were presented for the very first time. Both animations are available in 11 European languages. These clips were created by several European organisations and issued by the European Commission. Aims: delineate the current range of Bsal in Europe, create an Early Warning System, development of an emergency action plan (short term) and to provide proof of concepts for sustainable long term mitigation measures. Bsal poses a threat to salamanders in the whole of Europe so please share widely!
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