Amphibians are one of the most threatened groups of animals worldwide. Since 1970, scientists have observed precipitous population declines and outright disappearances of numerous amphibian species. Many die-offs have been attributed to a newly recognized fungal disease known as chytridiomycosis (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; “Bd”).
Chytridiomycosis caused by Bd is the worst infectious disease ever recorded among wildlife in terms of the number of species impacted and the severity of the impact.
Group Solutions provided process design, facilitation and technology for an international conference of over 100 experts to review a baseline of scientific data, assess management priorities and identify actions to limit the spread and impact of the disease globally.
Wireless audience response polling was used to measure and refine consensus around recommended best practices and action proposals.