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A sustainable future for Chinese giant salamanders


Ref: 19003
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Andrew Cunningham
Lead Institution: IoZ - Institute of Zoology
Host Country Institutions: Shaanxi Normal University, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Guiyang University, Fishery Management Bureau of Shaanxi the People’s Republic of China, Tottori University, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Start Date: 2012-07-01
End Date: 2016-06-30
Funding: £300,375.00
Website: http://www.chinesegiantsalamanders.org
Status: Current
Regions: East Asia
Countries: China
Purpose: Building the evidence-base and capacity to underpin, promote & conduct a strategic conservation plan for the Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus).
Outputs: Outputs 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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Documents:
Title: 19-003 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 19-003 App St2 - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: 19-003 HR1 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 19-003 HR2 - edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 19-003 AR2 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 19-003 AR3 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: 19-003 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]