Advancing Knowledge2024-02-20T18:28:55+00:00
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Amphibians

Advancing Knowledge

Comprehensive knowledge is a vital component of any species conservation effort. The Global Amphibian Assessment (completed in 2004), assessed amphibian species for their extinction risk for the first time, using the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species criteria. Since then, it has proven expensive and difficult to keep these assessments up to date. As a result, we are missing a lot of information on which species are most threatened, and we have not yet identified most of the Key Biodiversity Areas for amphibians.

While amphibians often do not benefit from broader conservation measures, their protection can provide broader conservation benefits. This protection will only be feasible if the knowledge gaps on these species are filled.

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