Reptiles and Amphibians

Melanobatrachus Indicus

Reptiles and amphibians are some of the most threatened groups on the planet. Pressures such as the deadly chytrid fungus, illegal trade, habitat loss and climate change have led to predictions that a large proportion of all reptile and amphibian species could go extinct over the next century. ZSL is working to save several species and to keep tabs on chytrid fungus in the UK. 

More than 4,000 amphibians are on the EDGE amphibians list, which prioritises Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species for conservation attention. 

Chinese Giant Salamander

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme has been working to protect this unique...

Mountain chicken frog

Once a traditional dish in Montserrat and Dominica, the mountain chicken...

85% of the top 100 EDGE amphibians are currently receiving little or no conserva