16 Apr '18, 3pm

More than 40% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Learn more about their conservation status

More than 40% of amphibians are threatened with extinction. Learn more about their conservation status

The work of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and the Amphibian Survival Alliance is instrumental in gathering new knowledge and implementing effective conservation action for amphibains. Amphibians are an essential element in an ecosystem and in the food chain. As an indicator species, their sensitivity to changing environmental conditions may help us determine the health of an ecosystem. They are a predator of some invertebrates, and are prey for other species. They are also considered to be hopping pharmacies”, as a number of important chemical compounds can be found on their skin. The future for amphibians is at risk. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species shows that 41% are threatened with extinction primarily due to habitat loss, pollution, fires, climate change, disease and over-exploitation The Red List Index shows that over time the situation is getting wor...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/theme/species/our-work/amphibians

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For Immediate Release, April 5, 2018 Contact: Elise Bennett, (727) 755-6950, [email protected] Louisiana Pi...