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Global Amphibian Assessment
Amphibians in Dramatic Decline - Nearly One in Three Species Faces Extinction
Goal

In 2004, scientists from Conservation International, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, and NatureServe analyzed the distribution and conservation status of all of the world’s amphibian species known at that time. The goal of this project was to better understand the threats they face and the conservation actions needed to protect and properly manage them.

Significance

The world’s amphibian species are under unprecedented assault and are experiencing tens of thousands of years worth of extinctions in just a century. This project provided the information needed to help to prevent further extinctions and drastic declines.