The Lazarus Effect (and amphibians)

In this age of rapid global change it is rare to hear good news concerning the plight of wildlife species.  Plant and animal species face mounting threats from global climate change, habitat loss, emerging diseases and other stressors.  Amphibians exemplify the current biodiversity crises, and are the most threatened class of vertebrates on earth with ~43% of all known species experiencing population declines.  Despite this dire outlook for amphibians there is occasionally good news regarding amphibian conservation.  This good news includes the discovery of new species and the rediscovery of species that were once considered “missing”. Leer más.