Five Species Likely to Become Extinct in the Next 40 Years
Conservationists estimate that one-eighth of all bird species, one-fifth of mammal species and one-third of amphibian species are at risk of extinction
- By Erica R. Hendry
- Smithsonian magazine, July-August 2010,
(Brad Wilson / IUCN)
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.