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Response to Comment on "Status and Trends of Amphibian Declines and Extinctions Worldwide"
TLDR
The first global assessment of amphibians provides new context for the well-publicized phenomenon of amphibian declines and shows declines are nonrandom in terms of species' ecological preferences, geographic ranges, and taxonomic associations and are most prevalent among Neotropical montane, stream-associated species.
Status and Trends of Amphibian Declines and Extinctions Worldwide
TLDR
The first global assessment of amphibians provides new context for the well-publicized phenomenon of amphibian declines and shows declines are nonrandom in terms of species' ecological preferences, geographic ranges, and taxonomic associations and are most prevalent among Neotropical montane, stream-associated species.
Quantification of Extinction Risk: IUCN's System for Classifying Threatened Species
  • G. Mace, N. Collar, S. Stuart
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society…
  • 1 December 2008
TLDR
The process and the technical background to the IUCN Red List system is described, which was designed to measure the symptoms of extinction risk, and uses 5 independent criteria relating to aspects of population loss and decline of range size.
Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines
TLDR
Most indicators of the state of biodiversity showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity showed increases, indicating that the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 targets have not been met.
Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
TLDR
It is shown that the global network of protected areas is far from complete, and the inadequacy of uniform—that is, ‘one size fits all’—conservation targets is demonstrated, in the first global gap analysis assessing the effectiveness ofprotected areas in representing species diversity.
The Status of the World's Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge
TLDR
A comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals is presented, compiled by 1700+ experts, to suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems.
Identifying the World's Most Climate Change Vulnerable Species: A Systematic Trait-Based Assessment of all Birds, Amphibians and Corals
TLDR
This study presents a framework for assessing three dimensions of climate change vulnerability, namely sensitivity, exposure and adaptive capacity, and finds that high concentration areas for species with traits conferring highest sensitivity and lowest adaptive capacity differ from those of highly exposed species.
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
TLDR
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
Wildlife in a changing world : an analysis of the 2008 IUCN red list of threatened species
TLDR
Wildlife in a Changing World presents an analysis of the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and provides the latest information on the patterns of species facing extinction in some of the most important ecosystems in the world.
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