Q: What is the main finding of the study?
A: The study reveals that 2 out of every 5 amphibians are threatened with extinction, primarily due to climate change and habitat degradation.
Q: Who conducted the study?
A: The study was coordinated by the Amphibian Red List Authority,part of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and managed by Re:wild, a wildlife conservation group.
Q: How many species were evaluated?
A: Over 8,000 amphibian species were assessed, including 2,286species evaluated for the first time.
Q: What are the primary threats to amphibians?
A: Climate change is the main threat for 39% of the species moving closer to extinction. Habitat destruction affects 93% of all threatened species.
Q: Why are amphibians particularly vulnerable?
A: Amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes , making them "climate captives" who can't easily escape impacts like extreme heat , wildfires, and droughts.
Q: What are the recommendations?
A: The study emphasizes the need for expanded habitat and corridor protection to safeguard areas crucial for biodiversity.
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: The data will be published on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species