Journal of Ecology and Rural Environment ›› 2018, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 20-26.doi: 10.11934/j.issn.1673-4831.2018.01.003

Previous Articles     Next Articles

Progress in Construction of China Amphibian Diversity Observation Network (China BON-Amphibians)

XU Hai-gen1, WU Jun1, WU Yan-qing1, GUO Wei-bo1, HE Yu-xiao1, LI Jia-qi1, LI Jian-nan1, CHEN Meng-meng1, CAI Lei2   

  1. 1. Nanjing Institute of Environmental Science, Ministry of Environmental Protection/State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory on Biosafety, Nanjing 210042, China;
    2. Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing 100035, China
  • Received:2017-06-03 Online:2018-01-25 Published:2018-01-26


Being highly sensitive to changes in the environment, amphibians are important indicator species in monitoring of biodiversity. In recent years, European and American countries have developed standards for biodiversity monitoring and implemented a series of monitoring schemes. Since 2011, the Department of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of PRC has organized relevant research institutes, universities and conservation organizations, with the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences as a leader, to build a national amphibian observation network (China BON-Amphibians), as an important component of the China Biodiversity Observation Network (China BON). The methods of amphibian monitoring in China is introduced, the progresses of the network since 2011 are summarized. According to the monitoring data from 115 sample regions of the China BON-Amphibians, a total of 243 species of amphibians were observed, accounting for 59.6% of the total amphibian species in China. Typical cases of habitat destruction were found. So far, the China BON-Amphibians has begun to take shape. In addition to the introduction, some suggestions have also been brought forth.

Key words: biodiversity, observation network, monitoring method, amphibian, species-diversity conservation, China

CLC Number: