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Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years

Experts estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk

Rabb’s Fringe-Limbed Treefrog Ecnomiohyla rabborum

Rabbs Fringe-Limbed Treefrog
(Brad Wilson / IUCN)
Location: Panama
Estimated number in wild: One
The big-footed frogs have been devastated by a fungal disease that swept into the area in 2006. Scientists know of only one in the wild, identified by its call. Some live in captivity but have not bred.

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