Luci her name comes from "lucifer' which is a very appropriate name for a Fire salamander. Luci is a feisty salamander that wants only the best concerning water- and soil quality, a real stickler for details! No wonder that Luci was adopted by Research Centre B-WARE which is housed in the same building as RAVON. B-WARE has conducted the research on the quality of the streams of it Bunderbos, one of the last bastions of the Dutch Fire salamander. During this study several dead salamanders were found by B-WARE and one living individual. B-WARE supports RAVON and hopes that in the future southern Limburg will once again support a large population of Fire salamanders!
Foundation Herpetofauna is closely involved with nature conservation in the Netherlands and abroad, especially where reptiles and amphibians are involved. When we had the change to help our very own very Fire salamander we of course wanted to help! We believe in collaboration in order to conserve these animals, laymen and professionals alike. Hopefully we can adopt more salamanders! We would like to thank everyone for their efforts in this amazing and important project!
The Madison Area Herpetological Society has decided to name the salamander Saramander to honor Sara Viernum in helping raise awareness and funds in the US. The Madison Area Herpetological Society decided to donate to the Adopt-A-Salamander fundraiser that The Wandering Herpetologist runs for SOS Vuursalamander during a presentation that TWH co-founder Sara gave during an MAHS meeting about the new chytrid fungus and the decline of fire salamanders in the Netherlands.
The Madison Area Herpetological Society is located in Madison, Wisconsin and strives to educate enthusiasts and the general public about frequently misunderstood reptiles and amphibians. It also gives a community a basis for expertise on issues dealing with local laws, ordinances, and conservation.
Named after Dutch cartoon hero Alfred Jodokus Kwak! Alfred was adopted thanks to the efforts of (sports!) of Margo and Jeroen of Province Limburg. Thanks to the contributions of the people that sponsored them they have been able to adopt Alfred! Hopefully this contributes to a bright future for the Fire salamander in the Netherlands!
My jet-black color reminds a bit of cartoon hero Henk de Mol, the adoptive father of Alfred Jodokus Kwak in the cartoon. My color pattern is totally unique! Alfred was adopted thanks to the efforts of (sports!) of Margo and Jeroen of Province Limburg. Thanks to the contributions of the people that sponsored them they have been able to adopt Alfred! Hopefully this contributes to a bright future for the Fire salamander in the Netherlands!
Fuego, Jordi and Tariq
The Wandering herpetologist, a website dedicated to educate the public about reptiles and amphibians, dispel fears and myths, share scientific research and blogs of field herpetologists, adopted no less than three very cute salamanders! Jordi Janssen and Tariq Stark got their very own and well deserved Fire salamanders! The third salamander was named by Sara Viernum, co-founder of the Wandering herpetologist! This little one is called "Fuego" which means fire.
Heinz, Jo and Willemien
Heinz: Length:16.6 cm Weight: 25.3 grams
Jo: Length: 14.5 cm, Weigth: 17.3 grams
Willemien: Length 16.0 cm, Weight: 29.9 grams
Foundation Dieren in Nood (Maastricht) supports this project by adopting three salamanders. The salamanders are named after the current and former board members.
Sponsor: Stichting Dieren in Nood