The assessment, published in the journal Nature, Wednesday, looked at two decades worth of data from more than 1,000 scientists…

…found that the status of amphibians globally is “deteriorating rapidly,” earning them the unenviable title of being the planet’s most threatened class of vertebrates.

Forty-one percent of the assessed amphibians are threatened with extinction in the immediate and long-term, Luedtke said. “Which is a greater percentage than threatened mammals, reptiles and birds.”

Climate change and development pushing world’s amphibians towards extinction. : NPR