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mike
31st December 2004, 02:55
This very useful tool is now available on the web:http://www.globalamphibians.org/index.html
The Global Amphibian Assessment (GAA) is the first-ever comprehensive assessment of the conservation status of the world's 5,743 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians. This website presents results of the assessments, including IUCN Red List threat category, range map, ecology information, and other data for every amphibian species.

Search the GAA database for species by name, taxonomy, country, region, habitat type, threat type, or IUCN Red List status.

michael
31st December 2004, 14:36
Hi Mike,
I got that address from Herpdigest. I was playing with the site a little yesterday. It's pretty nice. Using this site and the CITES site should give us some good info on subjects people are always speculating about. It will help us to understand what animals are under the biggest threat. The CITES site will give a little more info on restrictions.

mike
31st December 2004, 18:41
Hi Mike,
Yes agreed, these two sites combined with the various organizations from the Links section are a mine of information.
I too got this info from Herpdigest, and committed the cardinal sin of not crediting the source: Al Saltzberg,.... it was 02:55 after all when I posted, and I may have been a little bit under the affluence of incahol.
It is Xmas after all, or is it New Year?.....I forget.

michael
31st December 2004, 19:17
Honest ociffer I'm not under the alfluence of incahol though many thinkle peep I am. We used to say that back in the day. Now I'm a tea toteler.

I enjoy Herpdigest. Now I have to decide if I'm going to pay for it or not.

benjamin
31st December 2004, 20:15
Wow, never knew that people ate Cynops orientalis orientalis in china! There's not that much animal to eat.

mike
2nd January 2005, 02:27
Well Mike I'm in that quandary too.....Al promises more information, and news as it breaks, so improving the weekly bulletins.
I think that I shall subscribe to the new service, or better still perhaps you will, and forward the contents on to me. http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/wink.gif