Salamanders on the docket at the RBG

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club will be featuring Salamander Conservationist Matt Ellerbeck next in their Free Speaker series.

Salamanders are one of the most at risk vertebrate animals in the world.

As of now, about half of all salamander species are threatened with the risk of extinction.

Because of their cryptic lifestyles, most people never encounter the animals, and in turn their decline goes largely unnoticed by communities.

Ellerbeck runs the project Save the Salamanders, is licensed with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and is a partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), which is the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation.

He has also been featured by the Amphibian Ark as one of their Amphibian Ambassadors.

The Ark is a joint effort of three partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the Amphibian Survival Alliance.

Ellerbeck’s efforts earned him an award from the Cataraqui Conservation Authority.

Aside from his educational campaigning, he is also currently involved with a study of salamanders in the Thousand Islands.

Ellerbeck will be speaking at the Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters on April 11 at 7:30 p.m., located at 680 Plains Road West, Burlington.

For more information on salamanders, visit www.savethesalamanders.com and to contact the HNC, call 905-637-7136.

Salamanders on the docket at the RBG

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club will be featuring Salamander Conservationist Matt Ellerbeck next in their Free Speaker series.

Salamanders are one of the most at risk vertebrate animals in the world.

As of now, about half of all salamander species are threatened with the risk of extinction.

Because of their cryptic lifestyles, most people never encounter the animals, and in turn their decline goes largely unnoticed by communities.

Ellerbeck runs the project Save the Salamanders, is licensed with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and is a partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), which is the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation.

He has also been featured by the Amphibian Ark as one of their Amphibian Ambassadors.

The Ark is a joint effort of three partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the Amphibian Survival Alliance.

Ellerbeck’s efforts earned him an award from the Cataraqui Conservation Authority.

Aside from his educational campaigning, he is also currently involved with a study of salamanders in the Thousand Islands.

Ellerbeck will be speaking at the Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters on April 11 at 7:30 p.m., located at 680 Plains Road West, Burlington.

For more information on salamanders, visit www.savethesalamanders.com and to contact the HNC, call 905-637-7136.

Salamanders on the docket at the RBG

Community Apr 07, 2016 Flamborough Review

The Hamilton Naturalists’ Club will be featuring Salamander Conservationist Matt Ellerbeck next in their Free Speaker series.

Salamanders are one of the most at risk vertebrate animals in the world.

As of now, about half of all salamander species are threatened with the risk of extinction.

Because of their cryptic lifestyles, most people never encounter the animals, and in turn their decline goes largely unnoticed by communities.

Ellerbeck runs the project Save the Salamanders, is licensed with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and is a partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), which is the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation.

He has also been featured by the Amphibian Ark as one of their Amphibian Ambassadors.

The Ark is a joint effort of three partners: the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, and the Amphibian Survival Alliance.

Ellerbeck’s efforts earned him an award from the Cataraqui Conservation Authority.

Aside from his educational campaigning, he is also currently involved with a study of salamanders in the Thousand Islands.

Ellerbeck will be speaking at the Royal Botanical Gardens Headquarters on April 11 at 7:30 p.m., located at 680 Plains Road West, Burlington.

For more information on salamanders, visit www.savethesalamanders.com and to contact the HNC, call 905-637-7136.