Amphibian Extinction Threat: Climate & Conservation Insights

  Oct 07, 2023

Study Highlights Extinction Risk for Amphibians Due to Climate Change

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


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