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Edited by Franco Andreone
Foreword This proposal follows the Amphibian Conservation Action Planning, held in
Washington DC (17-19 September 2005). During this meeting it became soon clear
that an important step in the urgent worldwide amphibian conservation concerns
the rapid application of tailored programs for the biodiversity hotpots, especially for
those where most of the amphibian species diversity occurs. Madagascar is a
perfect candidate for such an action, due to the severe threats through habitat
destruction to a very diversified frog fauna, with more than 220 described species,
99% of which endemic at the level of genus, and many at the level of family or
subfamily.
Therefore, the present report summarises some of the initiatives that are
expected to be done in Madagascar, according to the consensus obtained among
some of the most prominent specialists on the phylogeny, taxonomy, and
conservation of the Madagascan amphibians (see at this purpose the end of the
report, with the comments of these scientists).
This report lists some urgent actions to be developed in Madagascar to

  

Source: Andreone, Franco - Zoology Department, Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology