|Feng Zhou 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.
The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.
Keen on wildlife conservation and aim to become the conservation leader in China
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.
Shaanxi Normal University