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Stopping a Wildlife Disease from Becoming a Crisis: A Collaborative Leadership Success Story

Author Karen Lips, University of Maryland

Narrative Title Stopping a Wildlife Disease from Becoming a Crisis: A Collaborative Leadership Success Story

Summary Karen used her network of herpetologists, students, wildlife policy experts, and journalists to lay the groundwork for an interim ban on the importation of salamanders to the US. This action, the culmination of twenty years’ work, has helped prevent the infection of the American salamander population with Bsal, a chytrid fungus with the potential to decimate salamander biodiversity.

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