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Climate and amphibian declines

Various reasons have been proposed for the falling numbers of amphibians in many parts of the world. Changing climate is likely to be a key factor — but with complicated links to the immediate causes of these population declines.

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Figure 1: The end for embryonic western toads.


Figure 2: Links between climate change and amphibian declines and extinctions.


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Pounds, J. Climate and amphibian declines. Nature 410, 639–640 (2001).

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