Published by Lynx Edicions, in association with IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Conservation International and NatureServe.
Amphibians are facing an extinction crisis, but getting to the facts has been difficult. Threatened Amphibians of the World is a visual journey through the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world’s 6,000 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. All ~1,900 species known to be threatened with extinction are covered, including a description of threats to each species and an evaluation of conservation measures in place or needed. Each entry includes a photograph or illustration of the species where available, a distribution map, and detailed information on range, population and habitat and ecology. Introductory chapters present a detailed analysis of the results, complemented by a series of short essays written by many of the world’s leading herpetologists. Appendices include annoted lists of lower risk species and a country-by-country listing of threatened amphibians.