Surveying Neurergus in Iran

 Kurdistan newt Neurergus kaiseri Taxon Management Plan

The goals of the Taxon Management Plan for the Kurdistan newt Neurergus kaiseri are to

·          Develop an international Conservation Breeding Program for Neuregus kaiseri under the direction of the International Co-ordinator, Razi University and the Department of the Environment, Iran.

·          Establish and maintain genetically representative captive populations to assure the perpetuation of Neurergus kaiseri

·          Maintain educational exhibits of this species worldwide to draw attention to the plight of amphibians generally and European/Western Asian fauna especially.  

·          Develop ex situ husbandry and management techniques for Neuregus kaiseri that are applicable and transferable to other related taxa.