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Overview of the conservation status of Australian frogs
Pacific Conservation Biology
  • Jean Marc Hero, Griffith University
  • Clare Morrison, University of the South Pacific - Fiji
  • Graeme R Gillespie, Melbourne Zoo
  • J Dale Roberts, University of Western Australia
  • David A Newell, Southern Cross University
  • Edward A Meyer, University of Queensland
  • Keith R McDonald, Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency
  • Francis L Lemckert, Forests NSW
  • Michael J Mahony, University of Newcastle
  • William S Osborne, University of Canberra
  • Harry B Hines, Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency
  • Steve Richards, South Australian Museum
  • Conrad J Hoskin, Australian National University
  • John M Clarke, Queensland Government Environmental Protection Agency
  • Naomi Doak, Griffith University
  • Luke P Shoo, James Cook University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract

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.

Citation Information
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