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“Identification Cards” were firstly issued to the wild-caught Chinese Giant Salamanders in Guizhou Province


Tongren City of Guizhou Province, located in subtropical southwestern China, harbors rich biodiversity and is considered an important region for Chinese Giant Salamanders (CGS hereafter), with optimal habitats and historical and recent wild populations recorded. Unfortunately, as elsewhere in China, the CGS populations in this area have experienced drastic population declines and regional extirpation in [...]

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Giants on the Edge


The high mountain rivers and streams of China are home to the largest amphibian in the world, the Chinese giant salamander. But now habitat loss and poaching are pushing this giant to the edge of extinction in the wild. A team from the Zoological Society of London embark on what will be the largest survey [...]

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The 2nd Annual Workshop (ICFTWCGS) was held in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve


The marked lack of available research concerning the current status or distribution of the wild Chinese giant salamander (CGS), or the dynamics of its dramatic decline in different regions of China over the last few decades, hinders effective conservation management of this species. Although some scientific research is already being undertaken, the results may be [...]

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International Conservation Workshop for the Chinese Giant Salamander (ICWCGS)


To facilitate the development of a long-term holistic and inclusive conservation strategy for the CGS, ZSL co-led the International Conservation Workshop for the Chinese Giant Salamander (ICWCGS) with Shaanxi Normal University, May 31st – June 3rd 2010, in Xi’an, China. Over 70 local, national and international stakeholders, including Chinese stakeholders from relevant government bodies (Ministry [...]

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The first annual project workshop was held in Kunming Institute of Zoology, China

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The first annual workshop of the Darwin Initiative project entitled “A sustainable future for the Chinese giant salamanders” was held in Kunming Institute of Zoology, China from January 23rd to 27th, 2013. This workshop welcomed 10 project partners from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Shaanxi Normal University, Guiyang University and the Kunming Institute of [...]

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