Animal Instinct is talking salamanders this week as host Celia Kutcher welcomes Matt Ellerbech to the program. Matt is a Salamander Conservationist based in Ontario, Canada focusing on outreach education to help raise awareness of the threats that salamanders face, and inform individuals about actions that can aid the recovery of these amphibians (i.e habitat stewardship). His efforts to help salamanders have earned him the Education Award from the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation. Matt is also a partner of the Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA), which is the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation.
“Salamanders have no claws, no scales, and they’re not going to look dry, they’re going to look moist like a frog.” [1:55]
–Matt Ellerbeck on Animal Instinct