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Tipo do documento: Artigo
Título: On the worrying fate of data deficient amphibians
Autor: Nori, Javier
Loyola, Rafael Dias
Abstract: The ‘Data Deficient’ (DD) category of the IUCN Red List assembles species that cannot be placed in another category due to insufficient information. This process generates uncertainty about whether these species are safe or actually in danger. Here, we give a global overview on the current situation of DD amphibian species (almost a quarter of living amphibians) considering land-use change through habitat modification, the degree of protection of each species and the socio-political context of each country harboring DD species. We found that DD amphibians have, on average, 81% of their ranges totally outside protected areas. Worryingly, more than half of DD species have less than 1% of their distribution represented in protected areas. Furthermore, the percentage of overlap between species’ range and human-modified landscapes is high, at approximately 58%. Many countries harboring a large number of DD species show a worrying socio-political trend illustrated by substantial, recent incremental increases in the Human Development Index and lower incremental increases in the establishment of protected areas. Most of these are African countries, which are located mainly in the central and southern regions of the continent. Other countries with similar socio-political trends are in southeastern Asia, Central America, and in the northern region of South America. This situation is concerning, but it also creates a huge opportunity for considering DD amphibians in future conservation assessments, planning, and policy at different levels of government administration.
País: Estados unidos
Instituição: Public Library of Science
Unidade acadêmica: Instituto de Ciências Biológicas - ICB (RG)
Citação: NORI, Javier; LOYOLA, Rafael. On the worrying fate of data deficient amphibians. Plos One, San Francisco, v. 10, n. 5, p. e0125055, May 2015.
Tipo de acesso: Acesso Aberto
Identificador do documento: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125055
Identificador do documento: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125055
Data de publicação: Mai-2015
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