Lawsuit update.
Salamander Injurious Listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has posted their interim rule in the federal register. They have listed 201 species (from 20 genera) of salamanders as injurious. This will prohibit importation and interstate transportation of the listed amphibians. The interstate transportation prohibition applies to both captive bred and previously imported animals. The interim rule will be effective on January 28.

This is an interim and not a final rule. As always, remember that it is crucial to never release pets into the wild.

There is a 60 day comment period. The deadline to comment is March 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. USARK will provide additional information.

"This action is necessary to protect the interests of wildlife and wildlife resources from the introduction, establishment, and spread of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans [Bsal] into ecosystems of the United States." - FWS


Read the interim rule at

Link to comment:!submitComment;D=FWS_FRDOC_0001-1432.

See all species listed at

View a FWS Question and Answer sheet at

Find all supplementary information at

More information at

View the USARK newsletter from December 2014 regarding Bsal at

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