IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
M R Renuka
As a consequence of agricultural, urban and industrial development, the chemical profiles of air, soils and water bodies are being altered. The alteration of the habitat may have deleterious effects on native flora and fauna. As we modify environment for our own needs, the destruction of the habitat of various species occurs that directly leads to the disappearance of many of them. The current global loss of biodiversity is a process generated by such anthrapogenic interventions. During the last few decades amphibian decline has emerged as a key example of the global biodiversity crisis. Concern is so great for the phenomenon of amphibian declines, that the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) has set up the Declining Amphibian Population Task Force (DAPTF) to investigate the matter in the year 1991.