Frogs and Extinction
The most important factor leading to amphibian population declines is habitat destruction. When forests are cleared it is no surprise that species that once lived there disappear.
What is alarming is that there are many cases where the habitat is protected and amphibians are still disappearing.
The causes for recent amphibian declines are many, but an emerging disease called chytridiomycosis and global climate change are thought the be the biggest threats to amphibians.