A little salamander that is found in only a handful of counties in south Alabama got a boost from the Nature Conservancy last week. The Red Hills salamander is the only species in its genus, and the endangered amphibian could face extinction if its habitat isn’t protected.
So the Nature Conservancy bought 1,786 acres of the Red Hills Conservation Area, an area that a Nature Conservancy press release calls “a keystone in the big-picture effort” toward recovery and protection of endangered species that is being undertaken by the Nature Conservancy, the state of Alabama, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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