Reptiles and amphibians top the list of Europe’s most endangered species and amphibians are recognised as the planet’s most threatened group of animals, with one in three of the globally 6 000 known amphibian species considered at risk of extinction. Efforts to improve the fate of these species brought togther amphibian specialists from around the world who established a new Amphibian Survival Alliance. LIFE projects have been active in these fields and LIFE experiences provide valuable good practice for the red listed species.
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While Red List up-dates continue for European fish, butterflies, dragonflies, saproxylic (dead wood) beetles, molluscs and selected vascular plants, assessment work has now been completed for mammals, reptiles and amphibians. The information became available earlier this year and is available on-line via a recently revamped European Red List website. New search and download functions on the site provide easy access to key findings concerning the conservation assessments for specific species, as well as methodologies involved in determining Red List protection priorities.
LIFE successes such as: