|Shu Chen MSc|
This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species
This project, led by ZSL and funded by the UK government’s Darwin Initiative, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong and the US Fish and Wildlife Amphibians in Decline fund, aims to provide sound scientific evidence to conserve the Chinese giant salamander (CGS) and its habitat. The CGS is a national treasure of China and can be regarded as the “freshwater panda”. However, wild CGS populations have experienced 80% declines since the 1950s and this species is currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN.
Responsible for coordinating and keeping the project running, including managing the budget, leading the CEPA (Communication, Education and Public Awareness-raising) campaign to raise Conservation awareness of the Chinese giant salamander and liaising with the local project partners.
The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.
I aim to adopt interdisciplinary approach integrating natural and social sciences to investigate sustainable ways to conserve wildlife and its remaining habitat, and meanwhile to counteract the adverse anthropogenic impacts
Working to protect the Chinese giant salamander.
My name is Lv Jingcai, I come from China and I am focusing on amphibians and reptiles.
I am focusing on the conservation genetics of wild Chinese giant salamander.
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
Master of Science, National University of Singapore
Email: Shu.Chen@ioz.ac.uk; firstname.lastname@example.org