• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
PYRENEAN DESMAN IS DISAPPEARING FROM THE NORTHEAST OF PORTUGAL
Study led by CIBIO-InBIO researchers, which demonstrates that in the last 20 years the Pyrenean desman disappeared from 63.5% of the places where it existed, in Tua and Sabor basins, has been attracting media attention.
 

In an article published by the prestigious journal Animal Conservation, CIBIO-InBIO researchers Lorenzo Quaglietta, Joana Paupério, Filipa Martins, Paulo Célio Alves and Pedro Beja show that Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is in marked decline in Northeast Portugal, and suggests a reassessment of the species' conservation status, defined as "vulnerable" in 2008.


The article, which now has been highlighted by the media, also emphasize the importance of river conservation, especially of headwater streams in mountainous zones, which seem to function as natural refugia for the species.

 

 

To know more about this topic, please follow the links below:
"Toupeira-de-água está a desaparecer do Nordeste de Portugal" | Público | June 20, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)
"Alguma coisa está a acabar com as toupeiras-de-água em Portugal" | Diário de Notícias | June 21, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)

"Cinco coisas que Portugal pode fazer para salvar a toupeira-de-água" | Wilder | June 26, 2018 (Information available in Portuguese)

 

 

To read the national press release for this study, please click here.

 

To access the original article, please click here.

 

Posted in 2018-06-25