A sustainable future for Chinese giant salamanders
Dr Andrew Cunningham
IoZ - Institute of Zoology
Host Country Institutions:
Shaanxi Normal University, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Guiyang University, Fishery Management Bureau of Shaanxi the Peopleâs Republic of China, Tottori University, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Building the evidence-base and capacity to underpin, promote & conduct a strategic conservation plan for the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus).
1. Evidence-base on CGS distribution, population status, ecology & conservation requirements strengthened & disseminated.
2. Range-wide population genetics & phylogeography of CGS resolved to safeguard maximum genetic diversity of this species.
3. Disease threats to farmed and wild CGS identified and mitigation strategies developed.
4. Build upon existing CGS farming protocols & infrastructure to develop ex situ protocols for conservation.
5. Education & awareness-raising activities to promote the status & conservation needs of CGS across its range at local, national & international level.
6. Development of a global network that seeks to conserve giant salamanders nationally & internationally.
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