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.

  1. Do not handle sick or dead amphibians with your bare hands
  2. Use your mobile phone or other device to take a photo of the animal.
  3. Be sure to include photos of any obvious lesions which you notice on its body.
  4. Make a note of the location, date, time, number of animals which are sick or dead.  
  5. 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.

 

 Country  Institution    telephone   email/website
 Belgium 

 Ghent University  

 

   meldpuntziekeamfibieen@ugent.be
France

 

Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive

 

   http://www.alerte-amphibien.fr/

 

 Germany

 Trier University  +49 (0)651-201-4174   loetters@uni-trier.de
 United Kingdom

 Zoological Society of London

 

 020 7449 6685

 

 www.gardenwildlifehealth.org 

 

 Switzerland

karch  +41 32 718 36 00
+41 32 718 36 12
 benedikt.schmidt@ieu.uzh.ch
 Spain

 

 

Spanish National Research Council

   

+34 677772402

 

 bosch@mncn.csic.es
The Netherlands

 RAVON 024 – 7410600

 

 a.spitzen@ravon.nl

m.gilbert@ravon.nl 

ziektes@ravon.nl

http://www.ravon.nl/Contact/tabid/1127/Default.aspx

Italy

 Genoa University  

+39-010-3538027

 

 salvidio@dipteris.unige.it