Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands

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Harold Heatwole, Jodi Rowley
Csiro Publishing, Jun 1, 2018 - Science - 248 pages
Amphibians are among the most threatened groups of animals on earth. In part due to their highly permeable skin, amphibians are highly sensitive to environmental changes and pollution and provide an early-warning system of deteriorating environmental conditions. The more we learn about the impact of environmental changes on amphibians, the better we as humans will be able to arrest their demise, and our own. Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians brings together the current knowledge on the status of the unique frogs of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Although geographically proximate, each region presents unique challenges and opportunities in amphibian research and conservation. This book contributes to an understanding of the current conservation status of the amphibians of each region, aims to stimulate research into halting amphibian declines, and provides a better foundation for making conservation decisions. It is an invaluable reference for environmental and governmental agencies, researchers, policy-makers involved with biodiversity conservation, and the interested public.
 

Contents

Preface
66
Introduction
68
Contents of previous parts of Volume
72
69 A Brief Demographic Overview of Australias Native Amphibians
74
71 Frogs of the Monsoon Tropical Savannah Regions of Northern Australia
2008
73 Frog Declines and Associated Management Response in Southeastern
2015
75 Conservation of Frogs in Southwestern Australia
2013
NORTHERN
2013
The Cane Toad Rhinella marina
2014
78 The Role of ExSitu Amphibian Conservation in Australia
2005
State and Federal Laws
1938
80 Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in New Zealand
2007
Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians of Mongolia
2013
Natural History and Conservation
2013
Index
2030
Contributors to Part 6 Australia
2035

Denmark
2013
76 The Status of Decline and Conservation of Frogs in the Arid and Semi
2005

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