Action Required: Invasive Fungus Is Killing European Salamanders

A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of time, as biologists of the Universities of Zurich and Ghent have shown. Because saving the infected populations is still not possible, Switzerland has preventively imposed an import ban for salamanders and newts. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)