Kevin Zippel explains the magnitude of the amphibian crisis and explains what’s causing their extinction — a perfect storm of habitat loss, pollution, chytrid fungus, and climate change.  This video captures part of his remarks at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in October.

“This is by far the greatest extinction they have ever faced — and for us, this is the greatest species conservation challenge in terms of the numbers being affected.  The planet has not seen anything of this magnitude since the dinosaurs went extinct 65 millions years ago, an event that I remind you the amphibians survived.”