Overview of the conservation status of Australian frogs

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Hero, JM, Morrison, C, Gillespie, GR, Roberts, JD, Newell, DA, Meyer, EA, McDonald, KR, Lemckert, FL, Mahony, MJ, Osborne, WS, Hines, HB, Richards, S, Hoskin, CJ, Clarke, JM, Doak, N, Shoo, LP 2006, 'Overview of the conservation status of Australian frogs' Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 313-320

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A review of the current conservation status of Australian amphibians was recently completed as part of a World Conservation Union (IUCN) sponsored Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA). Fifty of 216 amphibian species (23%) in Australia are now recognized as threatened or extinct in accord with IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Here we report on the categories and criteria under which individual species qualified for listing and provide a summary of supporting information pertaining to population and distribution declines. Major threatening processes contributing to listing of species are also reviewed.

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