Conservation

Salamandra atra aurorae in immediate danger due to deforestation!

An urgent call has been made to protect the forests in the Venetian Alps – more concretely the area of the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni, the only habitat of one of Europe’s most endangered amphibians, the Golden alpine salamander (Salamandra atra aurorae).

After storm Vaia devastated the forests in the region, back in 2018, the local Government engaged in further deforestation and wood collecting using methods that are highly destructive to (local) habitat. This unsustainable forestry ‘management’ of a strictly protected area will lead to the destruction of the only remaining habitat for this salamander species.

A petition has been started by WWF-Trentino on change.org. Please sign the petition via the link below and help save this species!

https://www.change.org/p/sergio-costa-salviamo-la-salamandra-di-aurora

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