Conserving the Eastern Hellbender Salamander

  title={Conserving the Eastern Hellbender Salamander},
  author={Nathan D. Mullendore and A. Mase and Kate K. Mulvaney and Rebecca Perry-Hill and A. Reimer and Lamis Behbehani and Rod N. Williams and L. Prokopy},
  journal={Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  pages={166 - 178}
Through a mail survey of 541 residents and riparian landowners in the area surrounding the Blue River watershed of southern Indiana, we examined perceptions and intended behaviors toward the eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis), an aquatic salamander experiencing drastic population declines due to anthropogenic causes. While anecdotal reports attribute hellbender mortality and removal to anglers and pet collectors, only 5% of respondents reported these negative… Expand
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