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Artefact of the month

Inscribed on the front in pencil : ‘M. maximus’ and ‘M. sligoi’,  the three figures of giant salamanders are shown in this drawing, two in side view and one seen from the ventral surface, the drawing has not been signed or dated so it is a bit of a mystery. It may have been prepared […]

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Chinese giant salamander arrives at ZSL London Zoo.

Measuring over one meter in length, with bulging muscles and a giant grin across his face, ZSL London Zoo‘s newest arrival is already making a big impression. Professor Wu, a Chinese giant salamander, is the face of the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) new conservation project, established to help prevent these unique giants from becoming […]

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Community questionnaire training in Guizhou


Finding wild salamanders is not easy, especially if the populations are fragmented and have been heavily exploited. One way we can get information on current and historic salamander distribution, threats posed to salamanders and people’s perception of salamanders is to ask people who live in the surrounding area. At each site where we survey salamanders, the […]

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