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Reintroduction strategy

02/04/2019 12:06 h.

On 28 March, a technical day was held in Fontmartina to study the possible reintroduction of the Montseny newt.

As part of action C.15 (Identification of potential areas for the reintroduction of the Montseny newt), this conference took place with the aim of deciding, by consensus, the strategy for carrying out the reintroduction of new populations of the Montseny newt into their natural habitat.

The meeting took place to the Biological Station of the Montseny (Fontmartina, Fogars of Montclús) to the Natural Park and Reservation of the Biosphere of the Montseny. It was attended by 18 specialists in the fields of research, natural heritage management and administration.

The debate was led by researchers from the Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia. Based on a series of questions regarding the reintroduction of species, the most suitable strategy for reintroducing specimens of Montseny newt that have been bred in captivity was debated. Prior to this reintroduction it is necessary to define aspects referring to the new localities, as well as the characteristics of the released populations.

The day was very productive and consensus was reached on the criteria regarding the places where the species could be reintroduced, as well as the characteristics of the specimens that would have to be released.

 

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