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Talks at the Pont de Suert Wildlife Centre

12/06/2017 09:00 h.

On 8 June, talks were held around the Montseny newt, at the Pont de Suert Wildlife Centre, as part of the nature week.

The Wildlife Centres (CF) of the Territory and Sustainability Department are organizing a series of talks in the framework of Nature Week (June 2-11, 2017). The following talks took place at the Thursday, June 8, 2017 session:

Fèlix Amat, Scientific Collaborator at the Natural Science Museum of Granollers, spoke about the Montseny newt (description and general condition of the populations).

Daniel Guinart, Natural Park and Montseny Biosphere Reserve Biologist and Life Triton Montseny Technical Coordinator, explained the Life Triton Montseny project: Conservation of the Montseny newt, habitat management, population and environmental education.

Then it was Emilio Valbuena-Ureña, Rehabilitator of the CF of Torreferrussa and associate professor of the Unit, who spoke to us about Zoology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Genetics applied to the conservation of the Montseny newt.

We were also able to learn about the pathologies in wild populations of amphibians explained by Elena Obón, veterinary doctor from Torreferrussa wildlife centre.

To close the conference, we learned more about the Montseny newt ex-situ conservation programme, thanks to Francesc Carbonell, breeding coordinator from Torreferrussa wildlife centre.

More information: Week of nature at the Wildlife Centres: Pont de Suert