Amphibians and reptiles losses in the last decades are just part of a biodiversity crisis affecting the World. Habitat destruction and climate change are among the main culprits affecting these groups, as well as the rest of variety of life on Earth.
To raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity, as well as to take actions to preserve it, the United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The later will provide an opportunity for the World to strengthen efforts to understand and preserve biodiversity and the services it provides for human well-being. Even though we have failed to properly administrate the World’s biodiversity, it is our responsibility to study, protect and preserve it for future generations. And this has to be done with urgency!
To read on the IYB, visit: http://www.cbd.int/2010/welcome/