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2016
  • May: new case of Bsal in Wallonia (Belgium). This constitutes the fourth case of the disease in Wallonia and the fifth in Belgium. [Article] [Video]

2015

  • June: deadly fungal disease (Bsal) detected in Flanders (Belgium) in a population of Alpine newts. Two Alpine newts have been found dead. No evidence as of yet of an outbreak. [English] [Dutch]
  • May: Disturbing and disheartening news involving the first reports of Bsal in Wallonia (Belgium). The disease was already detected in the Belgian city Eupen near the German border but now also in Robertville [Eupen] [Robertville] 
2014
  • Fire Salamanders transported to Zoo for ex situ conservation project [Dutch]
2013
  • October: Dutch TV show "Vara's Vroege Vogels" (Nature show) broadcasted an item about the discovery of the disease. [Item] 
  • September: The cause of the disease has been identified. The causative agent is a novel chytrid fungus which seems to only infect salamanders and newts and has been aptly named  "Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans" . This roughly translates to "the devourer of salamanders. These findings have been published in the scientific journal PNAS. The discovery has also been reported in the Dutch newspaper "De Limburger - item knokken voor de vuursalamander. [Link] [PNAS publication]
  • February: student Elvira Werkman reporting in "Green and kids"- Fire Salamander
  • February: Dutch herpetologist Freek Vonk has presented the problem live on the popular Dutch show "De Wereld draait door" Freek is the official ambassador for this project and has written a column in the magazine of Dutch broadcaster TROS earlier this year. 
  • RAVON has declared 2013 "Year of the Salamander"
  • April: Dutch TV show "Vara's Vroege Vogels" (Nature show) broadcast-ed an item on the rapid decline of the Dutch Fire salamander. Starring RAVON project leader Wilbert Bosman. [Item]
2012
  • December, report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper NRC.
  • October: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, Mens and Nature (IVN).
  • September: dutch TV show "Vara's Vroege Vogels" (Nature show) broadcast-ed an item on the rapid decline of the Dutch Fire salamander.
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, Nature Today. [Link] 
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands and the proposed rescue plan, L1 News TV. [Link]
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, RTL News. [Link]
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper Trouw.
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper Volkskrant.
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper AD.
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper Parool.
  • August: report on the rapid decline of the Fire salamander in the Netherlands, newspaper De Limburger.