What’s new in June 2016?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted interim rule guidance for injurious-listed salamanders permits on the International Affairs Program webpage under “Do I Need A Permit?”

This guidance includes instructions for filling out application 3-200-42 and info-graphics that explain double escape-proof containment.

This document is specific to permit applicants and complements but does not supersede or replace existing guidance, such as the materials available from https://www.fws.gov/injuriouswildlife/.

This is a living document. USFWS will add and refine guidance as permit applicant concerns become more clear and additional information becomes available.

Spitzen-van der Sluijs A, Martel A, Asselberghs J, Bales EK, Beukema W, Bletz MC, et al. Expanding distribution of lethal amphibian fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in Europe. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016  http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2207.160109

DOI: 10.3201/eid2207.160109

Review of the risk posed by importing Asiatic species of Caudata amphibians (salamanders and newts) into the EU (DOWNLOAD)

Prepared for The European Commission, Directorate General Environment, Directorate E – Global & Regional Challenges, LIFE ENV.E.2. – Global Sustainability, Trade & Multilateral Agreements, Brussels, Belgium

White et al. 2016. Amphibian: a case definition and diagnostic criteria for Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans Chytridiomycosis. Herpetological Review 47(2):207-209. (DOWNLOAD)