LIFE AMPHICON’s first international conference is scheduled for 18-20 May in Grosuplje, Slovenia.
- rural habitat | protected species
The theme of this event is amphibian conservation and habitat restoration. The event will present the project’s activities and bring together amphibian experts, researchers, academics, students, teachers and volunteers to discuss challenges, developments and perspectives on amphibian conservation. It will also offer networking with other LIFE projects and similar projects focusing on amphibian conservation.
About LIFE AMPHICON
There has been a general decline in amphibians in Slovenia, Denmark and Germany, which has been attributed to factors such as the loss of habitats and mortality on roads. The LIFE AMPHICON team will improve conditions for European fire-bellied toad and other amphibian species in these three countries within six Natura 2000 sites. The project team will ensure long-term site management through land purchase or lease in Slovenia and Germany. Project actions will include rearing of European fire-bellied toad and their release to re-colonise restored or newly created habitats, the establishment of ecological corridors connecting Natura 2000 sites and measures to reduce amphibian mortality, such as tunnels under roads.