Updating a past post eating amphibians: canned frogs and salamander feasts to fight SARS, Yahoo! News had sent me a link to an AP article stating that China was starting to reduce it's consumption of exotic animals such as the Chinese Giant Salamander, Andrias davidianus. The article, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060418/ap_on_re_as/china_eating_wildlife_3, generally states that there are reductions in amount of exotic animals sold in open markets, although one fact, that many grocery stores are now carrying exotic animal products, still gives me plenty of reason to worry about the longterm fate of this animal.
April 2006 Archives
I've had a draft of this post since 2006 and never posted it. Yesterday I came across a website affiliated with the East Brunswick Environmental Commission detailing their local salamander migration. So, I decided to go ahead and publish this post and follow up, when I get the chance, on what's happening with these events/happenings.
- March 23, 2006 - Spotted Salamander Migration - East Brunswick, NJ
- March 9, 2006 - California Tiger Salamander - Dixon, CA [I did check and the opportunity mentioned in the article to explore within the Solano Land Trust is ongoing]
- March 7, 2006 - Richmond Virginia - Spotted Salamander [Page doesn't exist anymore.]
- March 3, 2006 - Cleveland, OH [Page doesn't exist anymore.]
- February 28, 2006 - Smallmouth salamanders - Lawrence KS [Article still available but I couldn't find any additional information on Save the Wakarusa Wetlands coalition.]