Slithering Towards Extinction: Reptiles in Trouble

Feb 27, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Editor in Chief

The Reptile Report - Nineteen percent of the world’s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published February 14 by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC).

The study, printed in the journal of Biological Conservation, is the first of its kind summarising the global conservation status of reptiles. More than 200 world renowned experts assessed the extinction risk of 1,500 randomly selected reptiles from across the globe.

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