An alternative framework for responding to the amphibian crisis

Oryx
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Abstract

Volumes of data illustrate the severity of the crisis affecting amphibians, where > 32% of amphibians worldwide are threatened with declining populations. Although there have been isolated victories, the current approach to the issue is unsuccessful. We suggest that a radically different approach, something akin to human emergency response management (i.e. the Incident Command System), is one alternative to addressing the inertia and lack of cohesion in responding to amphibian issues. We acknowledge existing efforts and the useful research that has been conducted, but we suggest that a change is warranted and that the identification of a new amphibian chytrid provides the impetus for such a change. Our goal is to recognize that without a centralized effort we (collectively) are likely to fail in responding to this challenge.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title An alternative framework for responding to the amphibian crisis
Series title Oryx
DOI 10.1017/S0030605315001131
Volume 51
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis
Description 4 p.
First page 210
Last page 213
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