Archive for June, 2009

the alpensalamander research project

hi there,
so here we are and thats how you can help in this project. Currently we have only very vague data on where the alpensalamander lives. So our main goal is to map their occurrence, population- size and development.
So if you happen to see a Alpensalamander or Firesalamander please memorize location, date, time, take a picture and put it in our maptool. History is also important so if you talk to people who have seen them somewhere, 50 years ago please also put it in the database. There will be a special flag for interviews.

How to report alpensalamander sightings?
just go to our online maptool Report Alpensalamander, find your location on the map, click and fill out the pop-up form and hit save. Upload an image if you want.

and as you can see the whole webpage is a bit under construction and always will be cause this is after all a living thing…..enjoy the process and keep checking cause from what I have seen so far the interactive alpensalamander map will blow you away.

stay tuned and happy alpensalamander checking
robert

still experimental

as you can see ;-)
but the portal will be up in full swing in no time once I’ve figured out how to configure the googlemaps API.
Hope you guys have lots of alpensalamander coords ;-).
Anyway stay tuned and try to memorize the coords in the meantime.

An unexpected initial result of our research is the track from two of our guys namely Bucknlauwa and Beeroia. It is unbelievable how far these guys get around but rumour has it that we actually tracked eagle Alois who snatched them for breakfast.

best wishes
robert

interactive alpensalamander map

this maptool is interactive and will allow us to collect and visualize the alpensalamander coordinates for all our observations. I am not there yet but thats the plan for this week ;-), so stay tuned.

in the meantime here is an unbelievable tracklog of salamanders Beeroia and Bucknlauwa
An unexpected initial result of our research is the track from two of our guys namely Bucknlauwa and Beeroia. It is unbelievable how far these guys get around but rumor has it that we actually tracked eagle Alois who snatched them for breakfast.

best robert

the beginning

here are our protagonists

Beeroi Beeda alias Beeroia
he is an alpensalamander, salamandra atra
in austria they also go under the alias wegnoo, wegmandl, hoelldeixl

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Bucknlaub Bert alias Bucknlauwa
he is a feuersalamander, salamandra salamandra

feuersalamander