Almost 40 species of amphibians and reptiles are recorded in Germany - not so many compared to some other areas of the world of equal size. Almost all of them are endangered, or threatened by extinction - due to economy growth, construction, industrial agriculture, urbanization... Some species of amphibians and reptiles may even be already extinct in this country. All indigenous species of amphibians and reptiles in Germany are protected by law. Recording findings and mapping the remaining herpetofauna of Germany is of critical importance for conservation because a reliable information about presence of a species in a certain area may save this habitat from destruction.
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