IUCN Red List reveals amphibians most at risk

The latest Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals that myriad factors are wreaking havoc on amphibian populations around the globe. Their numbers are dwindling faster than those of other animal groups, with over 30% of all amphibian species listed as ‘threatened’. The study, presented in the journal Nature, underlines that areas containing the greatest number of amphibian species are the areas that are at most risk. Led by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the study brought together experts from Denmark, Portugal, Spain and the United States. Leer más.