Members of the SSN
Amphibian Working Group share information from different geographic
areas regarding amphibian trade, use, decline, and threats. In 2008, 43
percent of amphibian species wild populations were declining while 32
percent were threatened with extinction due to various threats such as
habitat fragmentation, pollution, invasive species, disease, and
international trade. The trade and use of amphibians as food, for
medicinal purposes, and as pets are growing and are threatening the
survival of several species. The Working Group strives to find measures
control and decrease harvest of species for international trade through
enhanced protection under CITES.
Ms. Alejandra Goyenechea, Defenders of Wildlife
1130 17th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-4604 USA
and Defenders of Wildlife Pamphlet on Over-collection and the Global