Around 140 new frog species have been discovered in Sri Lanka's rainforest, catapulting the island to an amphibian hotspot of global significance. A team of US, Belgian and Lankan scientists

new Zealand's four unique frog species are under threat. A notorious toxic fungus called chytrid, blamed for decimating amphibian populations around the world has been found in the country.

Half the watershed area of the world's freshwater systems is estimated to have been lost in the twentieth century, as land was converted to agriculture and urban use, or levelled to combat diseases

More than amphibians, it is the reptiles that are in danger of becoming extinct, claims a new study

The decline of the frog population is an early warning that something is seriously wrong with living conditions on Earth

Human pressures are taking a toll of amphibians