Amphibian species around the world are unusually vulnerable to a variety of threats, by no means all of which are properly understood. Volume 11 in this major series is published in parts devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in regions of the world. This volume, Part 4 in the series, is concerned with Southern Europe (Italy, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Cyprus).
Each chapter has been written by experts from each country, describing the ecological background and the conservation status of affected species, with an emphasis on native species. As well as infectious diseases and parasites, threats take the form of introduced and invasive species, pollution, destruction and alteration of habitat, and climatic change. These are discussed as they affect each species. All these countries have monitoring schemes and conservation programs, whose origins and activities are described. Recommendations for action are also made.
Edited by leading scholars in the field, Volume 11, when complete, will provide a definitive survey of the amphibian predicament and a stimulus to further research with the objective of arresting the global decline of an entire class of animal.
This book very usefully compiles under a single cover a large body of information that would otherwise be widely dispersed between specialist journals and regional literature.
39 The amphibians of the Italian region: A review of conservation status - Franco Andreone
40 Amphibian conservation and declines in Malta - Patrick J. Schembri
41 Conservation and declines of amphibians in Croatia - Olga Jovanovi? and Du?an Jeli?
42 Conservation and declines of amphibians in Slovenia - David Stankovi?, Martina Lu?nik, and Katja Pobolj?aj
43 Conservation and decline of European amphibians: The Republic of Serbia - Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailovi? and Momir Paunovi?
44 Amphibian declines and conservation in Montenegro - Ru?a ?irovi?
45 Status of amphibians in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Avdul Adrovi?
46 Conservation and protection status of amphibians in Macedonia - Bogoljub Sterijovski
47 Amphibians of Albania - Idriz Haxhiu
48 Declines and conservation of amphibians in Greece - Konstantinos Sotiropoulos and Petros Lymberakis
49 Amphibian conservation and decline in Romania - Dan Cog?lniceanu and Lauren?iu Rozylowicz
50 Conservation and decline of amphibians in Hungary - Judit Voros, Istvan Kiss, and Miklos Puky
51 Conservation and declines of amphibians in Bulgaria - Nikolay Dimitrov Tzankov and Georgi Sashev Popgeorgiev
52 Amphibian conservation and decline in Turkey - Kurtulu? Olgun and Nazan Üzum
53 Conservation of amphibians in Cyprus - Petros Lymberakis, Haris Nicolaou, and Konstantinos Sotiropoulos