Studies conducted between 2008 and 2010 in Tunisia on the Algerian Ribbed Newt (Pleurodeles nebulosus) show that the population of this endemic and vulnerable species has been declining for more than thirty years. These data agree with the monitoring results of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, which in 2010 measured the ongoing decline of amphibians in the Mediterranean basin. Dependent on wetlands, the Algerian Ribbed Newt is trying to resist against the abiotic and anthropogenic pressures influencing it, but its distribution has become extremely fragmented and disconnected. Nevertheless, it displays a capacity to adapt to certain modified and artificial habitats, and some measures do exist to counter its decline throughout Algeria.
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