Bleak future for amphibians turns into ‘terrifying’ threat of extinction

Guardian: If the rapid extermination of animals, plants and other species really is the "sixth mass extinction" as scientists warn, then it is the amphibian of the tree of life that is undergoing the most drastic pruning. In research described as "terrifying" by an independent expert, scientists now predict the future for frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and their kin is even more bleak than conservationists had realised. Around half of amphibian species are in decline, while a third are already threatened......

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