Great to hear the Critically Endangered Chinese Giant Salamander data released at GBIF!| Observed by CBCGDF volunteers on July 14, 2022 in the scenic spot, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
2022/7/21 13:33:00 本站

Recently, the GBIF Working Group of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) received the  data of the Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) reported by CBCGDF volunteers, and the relevant data has been entered and released on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) platform , for reference.



It is reported that CBCGDF volunteers observed a Chinese Giant Salamander, an amphibian living in fresh water, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province on July 14, 2022, which is an endemic species in China. Chinese Giant Salamander is a national second-class protected animal. It has been listed in Appendix I of "the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora" in 1995, and a critically endangered species in "China's Red Book of Endangered Animals" in 1998. In 2016, it has beenlisted as a critically endangered species by the Red List of Chinese Vertebrates. Therefore, Chinese Giant Salamander is the flagship species for amphibian conservation. It is also a critically endangered (CR) species on the IUCN Red List.


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