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Deadly frog fungus targeted by amphibian experts

26 August 2009
Golden Mantella (Photo © Jean-Christophe Vié)

The world’s leading amphibian experts have come together and for the first time identified two major conservation initiatives to stop amphibians going extinct.

A new coalition of organizations, the Amphibian Survival Alliance, will be set up to focus on containing the spread of the amphibian chytrid fungus and protecting habitats which are home to amphibians that occur nowhere else in the world.

Amphibians are the most threatened group of animals in the world, with one in three of the 6,000 recognized amphibian species at risk of extinction.

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