WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study predicts that frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of three nasty threats.
Scientists have long known that amphibians are under attack from a killer fungus, climate change and shrinking habitat. The study uses computer models to project that those three threats will strike in different parts of the world in the coming decades.
That leaves little refuge for amphibians, which are already declining. And the study’s lead author says the worst outlook is for frogs.
The research appears online Wednesday in the journal Nature.