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Threatened Amphibians of India

K. Venkataraman (Author) Kaushik Deuti (Author)

This book provides detailed information about 78 species of Indian amphibians which are threatened according to International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) categorization. These are Red listed under four categories, Critically Endangered (17 species), Endangered (32 species), Vulnerable (22 species) and Near Threatened (7 species). The actual causes and extent of decline of each of the 78 threatened species of Indian amphibians along with their brief description, coloured illustration to show the colour patterns, habit, habitat and distribution are given so that students, teachers, researchers, policy makers and the scientific community as well as the general public come to know about each and every threatened species and why they are declining. This will help in the conservation of the threatened Indian amphibians about whom so little is known that many species are vanishing before even scientists are getting the opportunity to properly study their biology.

Cover Picture: Resplendent Bush Frog (Raorchestes resplendens) is a critically endangered species as it is restricted to only 3 Sq. Km. on the top of Anamudi peak in Kerala, the highest mountain of the Western Ghats.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Deforestation and Habitat destruction. 3. Damming of rivers. 4. Over-fishing and pollution. 5. Pesticides and fungicides. 6. Global trade and capture of frogs. 7. Climate change and global warming. 8. Acidification. 9. UV Radiation. 10. List of threatened amphibians of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Threatened Amphibians of India
Format Softcover
Date published: 04.08.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788181713650
length 168p., Colour; Photographs; 29cm.