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[Project name/title]
Conservation Strategy for Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermense)

[Project description/overview]
The Lerma Axolotl inhabits a wetland that is been degraded. However, because of the importance of A. lermaense in the wetlands, as prey item and as a predator, and because it can survive in water and on land, this species can work as an umbrella species because by
conserving this salamander and its habitat we can also protect other endangered species.
Nevertheless, currently there is little information on the ecology and genetics of A. lermaense, which is necessary if we want to develop a conservation plan. Thus we aim to generate the information needed to underpin, foster and conduct a conservation strategy for A. lermaense.

Lake Lerma, Mexico

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Relevant EDGE species:
Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense)

Project members:
Karla Pelz

Relevant species
7. Lake Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense) CR

This highly distinct Mexican amphibian has two forms in the wild, one aquatic and one terrestrial.

[Relevance description]
Project members
Karla Pelz PhD: EDGE Fellow

I am a conservation biologist working in Mexico, interested in ecosystem and species restoration

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Associated Blog Posts
29th Jul 15
  I am standing on a narrow isthmus of land, essentially a dirt track running on top of a levee. On my right is a fragment of the once vast Lerma...  Read

22nd Jul 15
Welcome to Life on the EDGE, our monthly blog featuring news about our projects, fellows, species, and all other things EDGE.  This is our first update ...  Read

29th Apr 14
From March 24th to the 28th 2014, I attended the workshop on “The critically endangered Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) conservation programme: ecolo...  Read