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September 25, 2014: Save the Salamanders Info Night

Join Salamander Conservationist Matt Ellerbeck (The Salamander Man) for an educational and exciting presentation on the conservation of salamanders.

The presentation will feature live salamanders, both local and exotic species.  Don't miss this chance to observe some of these rarely seen amphibians.  Adults and children over 10 will enjoy the presentation.

Come to the talk and find out about these fascinating creatures and why they are important. Raising awareness about the issues that cause population declines in salamanders is important as these creatures are very beneficial to the environment, and to humans. Salamanders are extremely valuable components to natural Eco-systems. Salamanders are often found in both tropical and temperate forests. Here they are components to the natural communities that help keep rainforests and woodlands healthy.

Ellerbeck says, ''Everything that I do, I do because I sincerely believe it will help contribute to the conservation and betterment of salamanders, which is my ultimate goal and ambition! Salamanders are the focal point of my life. There is not a day that goes by that I am not doing something salamander related, whether it's presenting educational lectures on salamander conservation, writing articles, giving interviews, or collecting observations of salamanders in the wild. When I am not doing such activities I am planning and prepping for such efforts. A good portion of every day also goes towards the care of the many salamanders that I live with. These salamanders take turns accompanying me during my lectures and presentations. Here they act as education animals and ambassadors for their kind, helping to further promote conservation and protection.''

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Quinte Conservation Area, 2061 Old Highway 2, Belleville

For more information:
Jennifer May-Anderson
Jennifer May-Anderson
Communications Manager
(613) 968-3434 ext. 125
(613) 354-3312 ext. 125

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