The GABiP is driven by the overarching goal of advancing knowledge about the processes responsible for the evolution of patterns of biodiversity on Earth through the generation of scientific research. Our scientific mission vitally expands into this open-access platform where the results and data stemming from our scientific work are made publicly available. One of the core aims of this platform is to develop a technical resource to apply scientific knowledge and tools to the solution of real-world problems with environmental and social significance. By integrating different layers of data, the GABiP is constantly assessing the entire surface of the planet's areas inhabited by amphibians, to identify geographic regions where the conservation of biodiversity is observed to be particularly threatened, to host particularly large diversities of amphibians, or areas where the impact of environmental changes are expected to be more severe.
The GABiP Resources
The GABiP consists of a permanently-growing global-scale dataset of the world's amphibians. This resource spans a broad range of biological information, including data on the morphology, use of habitat, life-histories (reproduction, lifespan), behavioural aspects, larvae, conservation statuses and geographic distributions at the species-level. These data provide the tools to generate integrative analyses that allow our scientific team to establish a fine-scale quantitative view of the distribution of threatened species, areas which can be considered of particular concern and priority, and areas where more conservation efforts are needed because, among other rasons, important proportions of species remain poorly-known or threatened. These resources are made available to the global community through our technical expertise. This page provides a country-by-country synthesis of the patterns of biodiversity and conservation status of the global amphibians.
To facilitate the access to this resource, we provide (above) access to all five continents where amphibians exist, and within each link a subsequent link to each country in the world is available. For each country, we provide a synthesis of the richness of species, the proportions of threatened, non-threatened and data-deficient species, as well as maps that graphically summarise this information. We have also generated a 'threat ranking' which simply ranks countries based on the proportion of species threatened by extinction as the main factor, and on the proportion of data-deficient species. This information and maps are updated on a regular basis.