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Jingcai Lv MSc
Guiyang, China
  • EDGE Fellow
[General description section]

Jingcai is a conservationist and his primary interest is research of amphibians and reptiles.


Jingcai is an EDGE Fellow working on wild Chinese Giant Salamander conservation in the Key Laboratory of Biodiversity and Environment Conservation in Guiyang University, China.


Jingcai will focus on surveys, monitoring and management of wild Chinese Giant Salamander in Guizhou. His ultimate goal is to achieve long-term conservation  of this species and the whole freshwater ecosystem.

Guiyang universty

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.

Relevant species

The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.

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Associated EDGE Fellows

Keen on wildlife conservation and aim to become the conservation leader in China

Working to protect the Chinese giant salamander.

I am focusing on the conservation genetics of wild Chinese giant salamander.



Associated Blog Posts
10th Oct 13
A team of experts from ZSL recently visited our Chinese giant salamander project in China. Head of ZSL's herpetology department Ben Tapley has written this b...  Read

22nd Jul 13
Guest Blog: EDGE Fellow Lv Jingcai talks about a recent workshop for the Chinese giant salamander held in China The field survey workshop of a sustai...  Read

25th Mar 13
Meet Fang Yan and Lv Jingcai, two EDGE Fellows who will be researching the Chinese giant salamander (CGS) in their home country of China. Found in much of ce...  Read

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