On January 13, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed 201 species of salamander as injurious wildlife under the Lacey Act. The purpose of this listing is to protect native salamander populations from Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal); a fungus that is lethal to many salamander species. This factsheet was developed by the Service to answer questions about the rule and ensure a basic understanding about what the rule means for salamander owners and scientists. The second document (Guidance for Permit Applications) is an interim guidance for injurious-listed salamanders permits. This is a living document that will be updated by USFWS on their website; check there for future updates.
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