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Panamanian golden frog

Amphibian Conservation

Amphibians in crisis

More than one third of all amphibian species are in danger of extinction. Frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians are disappearing more quickly than any other species on Earth.

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Why are amphibians threatened?

Frogs and toads face the harmful impacts of habitat loss and climate change, but they are also being killed by an invasive amphibian-specific skin fungus attacking all kinds of amphibian species with no natural resistance to it.

What can I do to help amphibians?

  • Cleaning up local wetlands, or creating a new wetland in your backyard. Even a small pond can help!
  • Rescuing eggs and tadpoles from local swimming pools and using them to seed new populations.
  • Managing your yard without using pesticides, fertilizers and weed killers, which are poisonous to amphibians.