Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 4, 2022

More than 1 in 5 reptile species are threatened with extinction

The National Science Foundation reports

Conservation efforts for other animals have likely helped protect many reptile species, according to a new study led by scientists at NatureServe and other organizations. The study, published in the journal Nature, presents an analysis of the first comprehensive extinction risk assessment for reptiles on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species. It found that at least 21% of all reptile species globally are threatened with extinction.

Read more at More than 1 in 5 reptile species are threatened with extinction | NSF – National Science Foundation

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