How Salamanders Can Predict Environmental Changes and Threats
Crawly salamanders may resemble a lizard, but they’re actually amphibians — the same classification as toads and frogs! Salamanders play an important role in our environment as an indicator species. We can study their population numbers to see if there are toxins in the air, as the salamander intakes these toxins through their skin. This lets conservationists know to improve conditions so the salamander population can thrive.
Watch this video about how to protect salamanders.
Source: National Wildlife Federation