As much as 40% percent of amphibian species worldwide are at risk of extinction – in many places due to fungal diseases. Biologists in Germany are looking for ways of helping the endangered species.
The disease caused by the chytrid fungus has also led to massive population declines in more than 500 amphibian species. Researchers say one piece of evidence sheds light on where it originated from.
Biodiversity is under threat from development and climate change. Yet much of the planet's biodiversity isn't even known to science yet. Conservationists still struggle to find out what's really out there.
A fungus spreading rapidly east to west across Europe is wiping out valuable forests. Scientists are racing to plant and multiply resistant strains before the species disappears.
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