Trying to reverse the decline of the Apennine yellow-bellied toad in northern Italy

  • Published source details Canessa S. (2012) Trying to reverse the decline of the Apennine yellow-bellied toad in northern Italy. Froglog (Bulletin of the Amphibian Survival Alliance), 101, 24-25.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Captive breeding toads

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Amphibian Conservation
  1. Captive breeding toads

    A replicated study in 2008–2011 of captive Apennine yellow-bellied toads Bombina variegata pachypus at the University of Genoa, Italy (Canessa 2012) found that by 2011 the captive breeding programme had succeeded in raising several tadpoles to metamorphosis. The plan was to go on to release animals to purpose-built breeding sites.


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