Safety first. There is an invisible enemy that is devastating the European populations of salamanders and reptiles. We are talking about Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans; a fungus which causes a deadly infectious disease for these animals. Asian amphibians carried this disease when they were brought here as pets. But even if the fungus has settled in Europe, it is still possible to prevent local species from catching it. The Bern Convention has encouraged its Contracting Parties to improve their biosafety practices following a set of Recommendations. Leer más.