Global insect decline impacting amphibian populations

The majority of amphibian species rely on insects and other invertebrates as their main food source. A decline in the number of insect species available may have devastating impacts on amphibian species worldwide. With 43% of amphibian species experiencing population declines and 32% globally threatened with extinction (AmbhibiaWeb, 2019; Stuart et al., 2004), additional stresses could trigger further declines. Although the effects on amphibian species may vary by location and habitat, species which are specialists on the insects that are in highest decline are most likely to be worst affected. Leer más.