Gerardo García

ACRS 2019

29/04/2019 12:49 h.

Life Tritó Montseny project presented in Manchester, at the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium

The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in collaboration with Chester Zoo organized the Amphibian Conservation Research Symposium (ACRS), which this year was held in the city of Manchester.

 

For two days, an extensive programme of presentations was presented, with the participation of researchers and specialists from the world of amphibians. A total of 80 people from around the world attended and 25 oral presentations and more than 20 posters were presented.

On Sunday 28 April, Félix Amat (Museum of Natural Sciences of Granollers) , presented the paper on "Living on a geographical border and on the border of extinction. Monitoring the newt of the Montseny stream (Calotriton arnoldi)".

 

Fèlix Amat giving the lecture on the project. Photo: G. Garcia

 

Within the framework of this congress, the technicians and collaborators of the Life Tritó Montseny project presented a poster to disseminate the actions we are carrying out.

Poster presented to the congress. Photo: File XPN

 

The ACRS is the only international symposium specifically dedicated to sharing research and strategies to enhance the future of amphibian conservation. ACRS helps bring together amphibian conservationists and researchers from around the world to gain experience, learn new ideas and establish contacts, helping to build a future for global amphibian conservation efforts.

Since it was originally held at the University of Manchester in 2012, ACRS has subsequently been hosted by the London Museum of Natural History (2013), the Zoological Society of London (2014), the University of Cambridge (2015), the University of Northwest South Africa (2016) and the University of Kent (2017).

ACRS brings together amphibian conservation researchers from all fields and backgrounds, including academics, veterinarians, field biologists and members of the zoos community. The two-day congresses provide a platform for a broad presentation of talks that achieve evidence-based approaches and management strategies that promote amphibian conservation.

Topics covered include disease, ecotoxicology, genetics, ex situ breeding, captive breeding, reintroduction programmes, study techniques, habitat utilisation, in situ programmes, amphibian trade and urban ecology.