What to do if you encounter dead or moribund amphibians
At the onset of a disease outbreak in a population of newts and salamanders obvious signs, like sick, dying- or dead individuals, may be hard to find. Not every dead or sick individual has Bsal but could also died of natural causes (like predation) or other amphibian infectious diseases like Ranavirus or Amphibiocystidium. Therefor it is always a good idea to report suspicious animals and contact your local hotline for transport, permits and further investigation.
- Do not handle sick or dead amphibians with your bare hands
- Use your mobile phone or other device to take a photo of the animal.
- Be sure to include photos of any obvious lesions which you notice on its body.
- Make a note of the location, date, time, number of animals which are sick or dead.
- In Europe It is prohibited to collect wildlife (alive or dead) from the environment. Therefore please contact the relevant hotline listed below as soon as possible for further action.
Report to a National Hotline
Found a dead or moribund amphibian? Report it to your National Hotline! In the table contact details of several National Hotlines can be found.
||Trier University||+49 (0)firstname.lastname@example.org|
| United Kingdom
|| Zoological Society of London
| 020 7449 6685
||karch|| +41 32 718 36 00
+41 32 718 36 12
||RAVON||024 – 7410600