Amphibian conservation

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Scientist taking samples to check for chytridiomycosis in the Critically Endangered Macaya dusky frog

Amphibian conservation facts

  • One third of the world’s amphibians are at risk of extinction.
  • Almost half of the 6,000 recognised species of amphibian are declining, making it the most threatened group of vertebrates on the planet.
  • Amphibians have existed on earth for over 300 million years, yet in just two decades over 160 species are thought to have become extinct.