RAVON is monitoring the distribution of Bsal in the Netherlands. Volunteers and citizen science are crucial for early detection of population declines and disease outbreaks. Reports of dying newts and salamanders are extremely important and can be reported HERE.
Monitoring of infected sites is carried out throughout the entire year to determine long-term population effects. We work in close cooperation with Ghent University (Dr. An Martel & Dr. Frank Pasmans), who are the leading experts in this field. Research is focused on possible pathways, distribution and hygiene protocols for fieldwork. Together with our foreign partners we are working on possible mitigation and the international pet trade for amphibians .