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Catalan Herpetological Days

Herpetology Days

17/10/2019 12:29 h.

On 12 and 13 October, the "XVII Jornades Herpetològiques Catalanes" were held in Girona

Within the framework of these conferences, the Montseny's newt played an important role, since it was the protagonist of two lectures:

  • "Atlas of the amphibians and reptilian of the Montseny Natural Park and Biosphere Reserve", by Fèlix Amat and Albert Montori.
  • "Life Tritó Montseny, the conservation tool for an endemic newt" (Calotriton arnoldi), by Daniel Guinart.

 

Fèlix Amat making his presentation. Photo: Daniel Fernández.

 

The XVII Jornades Herpetològiques Catalanes were held on 12 and 13 October at the Casa de Cultura in Girona

Poster of the conference.

 

The Societat Catalana d'Herpetologia is a non-profit scientific association, founded in 1981 under the name of Societat Catalana d'Ictiologia i Herpetologia, being the pioneer in the state. The head office is located at the Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona.

The association brings together amateur and professional herpetologists, and its scope of action is national.

It is related to the Institució Catalana d'Història Natural, members of the Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori and related to other national and international herpetological societies or associations.

The objectives of the Societat Catalana d'Herpetologia are the following:

  • The conservation of the herpetofauna and its habitats.
  • Dissemination and herpetological training.
  • The maintenance of the use of Catalan within herpetology.
  • Collaboration with scientific and conservationist organisations and information for institutions, organisations and individuals who request it.
  • The promotion of herpetological study within and outside the framework of society.