WILDLIFE WARNING: Deadly disease sweeping across Europe threatening UK ponds

GARDEN ponds and countryside pools with their brightly coloured newts are under threat from a deadly salamander plague sweeping across Europe. The lethal fungus, which has wiped out 99 per cent of key population of striking fire salamanders across the North Sea, is now putting some of the UK’s most heavily protected wild creatures at risk from so-called “pathogen pollution”.

Strict laws have helped the dazzling great crested newt from becoming extinct in the UK, with housing and industrial developments halted while the amphibians are rescued and given new homes.

But scientists now fear that British newts could be blighted by the salamander-eating fungus which has been found widespread among Europe’s private amphibian trade.

The fungus – Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans or Bsal, for short – has a potential of slipping into the UK...
source: Express

2018-09-14 17:47
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