Main conservation threats to Australia’s vulnerable reptiles are invasive species & climate change.
Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and climate change, with 7% of them threatened with extinction, reveals the latest update of The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, published today (05/07/2018). The Red List now includes 975 Australian reptile species – almost all of Australia’s reptiles, the majority of them endemic to the continent.
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Note: IUCN Red List now includes 93,577 species, of which 26,197 are threatened with extinction. More information from the original article here.
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