In February the IUCN SSC Amphibian Red List Authority held a very successful workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop was hosted by Dilmah Conservation and welcomed over 25 amphibian experts from across the country. Under the leadership of Rohan Pethiyagoda, the group worked tirelessly over four days to produce comprehensive and detailed assessed of over 120 species. Preliminary results from the workshop indicate that over three-quarters of the amphibians in Sri Lanka are now considered threatened. Participants at the workshop, with the support of Dilmah conservation, are committed to following through on conservation action to protect the unique amphibians of this beautiful country.

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