Croaking Science: How many amphibian and reptile species are globally threatened with extinction? An Update.

Most Croaking Science readers will be aware that the Global Amphibian Assessment of 2004 (GAA1: Stuart et al., 2004) found that about one third of amphibian species worldwide were in the IUCN’s ‘threatened’ categories (vulnerable, VU; endangered, EN; or critically endangered, CR), compared to only 12% of birds and 23% of mammals, making amphibians the worst off of the terrestrial vertebrates so far assessed (reptiles had not been assessed at that time). How has the situation changed in the nearly two decades since then? Leer más.