Deforestation and Habitat Destruction
The most serious threat to amphibians is habitat destruction. What is habitat destruction? Habitat destruction is the elimination of a habitat (i.e. forests) when land is drained filled or cleared and converted into housing, roadways, developments, commercial building or agriculture. The destruction and elimination of these natural habitats takes away the homes of amphibians. These animals have nowhere to go and they die due to not having the proper environment in which they need to live.
Another serious problem for amphibians and other reptiles is habitat fragmentation. When sections of the habitat are alter, destroyed or taken away, isolated population of amphibians can become inbred. This decreases their ability to withstand the impacts of climate change, contaminates and other environmental threats.
Even though amphibian live in rain forest, barren deserts and a variety of different wetlands, environmental changes on land can also affect them greatly.
How can we help? Proper education land use management and proper oversight can help preserve these habitats.