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Climate Change Leading Cause of Amphibian Declines Globally

A new study reveals that climate change has become a significant driver of amphibian declines worldwide. Climate change effects have emerged as the most common primary driver of deteriorating amphibian populations from 2004 to 2022, affecting 39% of species, compared to just 1% during the previous two decades (1980-2004).

Amphibians Decline Continue Globally with 40.7% of Species Threatened

About 40.7 per cent (2,873 species) of amphibians are now classified as globally threatened under the IUCN Red List categories, which include Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable, according to a report. The report published in Nature reveals that the status of amphibians globally is continuing to deteriorate, with an increase from 37.9% in 1980 and 39.4% in 2004.

Comprehensive Guide to Effective, Equitable Conservation

The International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) has unveiled a comprehensive guide aimed at realizing Target 3, also known as the "30x30 target," of the Global Biodiversity Framework. This initiative seeks to conservatively safeguard a minimum of 30% of Earth's land and water by 2030. The guide, introduced at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly in Vancouver, Canada, provides a roadmap to implement the target while ensuring fairness and equity.

Marine Pollution; Shipwrecks at Risk of Spilling 6 Billion Gallon Oil

Marine pollution from sunken vessels is predicted to reach its highest level this decade, with over 8,500 shipwrecks at risk of leaking approximately 6 billion gallons of oil, according to International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Restoration Barometre; A Big Hope for Restoration of Degraded Landscape

Fourteen million hectares of degraded landscapes, an area about the size of Greece, have come under restoration with an investment of 26...

More Species Threatened Than in Red List

The number of threatened species is much higher than reflected in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and...

Coral Reefs Fast Collapsing; Need Urgent Intervention

The coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse within the next five decades because of much ocean warming...

Declining Dragonflies As Water Bodies Lost

Dragonflies the world over are in a decline with the destruction of wetlands, according to the first global assessment of these species by the...

Shark, Ray Population On A Decline

The world's sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more of them are now threatened with extinction, said a...