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Quad. Staz. Ecol. civ. Mus. St. nat. Ferrara, 17: pp. 67-76, 2007 ISSN 0394-5782 Conservazione di un anfibio iconico
 

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Quad. Staz. Ecol. civ. Mus. St. nat. Ferrara, 17: pp. 67-76, 2007 ISSN 0394-5782
Conservazione di un anfibio iconico:
lo status di Pelobates fuscus in Italia
e linee guida d'azione
Angelica Crottini1
, Franco Andreone2
Abstract
The common spadefoot toad, Pelobates fu-
scus, shows evidence of decline along the we-
stern borders of its distribution, including Italy,
where an endemic subspecies is usually recogni-
sed, P. f. insubricus. In this contribution we bring
to your attention problems encountered with
conservation actions applied to this species in
northern Italy. We stress the lack of coordination
and the absence of national and local acceptan-
ce of the Species Action Plan, written specifically
to provide clear guidelines for action. We also
comment on the presumed rarity of this amphi-

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology