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Current Situation, Threatening Factors and Protective Countermeasures of Wenxian Knobby Newt
Author of the article:LI Xiao-hong1,ZHANG Ke-rong2,TENG Ji-rong2
Author's Workplace:(1. Gansu Forestry Technological College, Tianshui, Gansu Province 741020, China; 2. Bureau of Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve Management of Gansu)
Key Words:Wenxian knobby newt; current situation; threatening factor; protective countermeasure
Abstract:Wenxian knobby newt Tylototriton wenxianensis are distributed in six counties: Wenxian, Pingwu, Qingchuan, Langzhong, Fengjie, Leishan. With the area of 1800 km2 and by the connection of Wenxian, Pingwu, Qingchuan, there are 30000 of Wenxian knobby newt in Minshan habitat area. The muddy water zone and the moist forest with the altitude of 1000~1400 m are favorable habitat for Wenxian knobby newt. Forest and small pools with shallow water, fine vegetation and mud are the breeding sites. However, Wenxian knobby newt are suffering from the threats of the extension of tea gardens, firewood, drought and narrowing distribution areas. Therefore, the effective countermeasures should be taken to relieve the severe situation, like adjusting the strategies of development of tea, the reinforcement of forest areas protection, the promotion of tea intensive processing, the invention and popularization of mini energy-saving stove for tea-firing, increasing construction of small muddy pools, the conversation and extension of favorable habitats and the aid for the organization of community protection.
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