If you’re familiar with the amphibian crisis, you know that between one-third and one-half of all species could disappear in our lifetime unless efforts like Amphibian Ark can rally the planet to avert what would be the most significant mass extinction since the dinosaur. But this statistic reported in Mongabay.com, about the decline of salamanders in Central America, is particularly sobering and alarming: “Overall the average number of salamanders documented by researchers per visit … fell from nearly 80 in the 1970s to 1.8 between 2005 and 2007, a drop of 98 percent.” For the full story, click HERE. It was great to post recently about new amphibian species discoveries in Colombia and India, but this story jolts us back to the grim trend.

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