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Project of conservation of an only species to the world



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8th reintroduction workshop

25/10/2021 16:31 h.

The reintroduction of the species and its recovery plan are being worked on

Within the framework of action C.15 "Identification of potential areas for the reintroduction of the Montseny newt", the eighth technical workshop for the reintroduction and release plan of Life Tritó Montseny was held on Thursday 21 October with the aim of deciding, by consensus, the strategy to carry out the reintroduction of new populations of the Montseny newt in its natural habitat.

Several topics were discussed at the meeting: Assessment of the results of the monitoring of the introduced populations; Assessment of the production of newts and forecast for the current year; Future releases; Assessment of the previous surveys carried out; Ex situ genetic situation.

The meeting was held in person, in the Aviary room of the Barcelona Zoo, and was attended by twenty-two people from various institutions involved in the Life Tritó Montseny project: GRENP, Forest Technology Centre of Catalonia, Catalan Forestry, CSIC, University of Barcelona, Chester Zoo, Barcelona Zoo, Government of Catalonia and Barcelona Provincial Council.

During the years of the Life Tritó Montseny project, 49 actions are planned with the aim of preserving the species and its riverside habitat. Specifically, action C.15 is included in the group of conservation actions, with the aim of ensuring the genetic conservation and extending the geographical distribution of the Montseny newt. Thanks to the Life project, a multidisciplinary team made up of experts in the field has been created and is currently working on the Montseny newt recovery plan, which will be annexed to the plan for the introduction of the species.