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800 species to become extinct due to climate change - study

Climate change is presenting a growing threat to many animals, particularly amphibians and reptiles.
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Habitat loss, climate change threaten Georgia coast’s diverse reptiles

A recent report revealed that more than 1 in 5 reptile species worldwide is threatened with extinction. That’s a sobering statistic for Coastal Georgia, whose forests, beaches and wetlands boast an impressive diversity of reptile species.

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20 percent of reptiles risk extinction, from king cobras to geckos

The first global analysis of its kind found that logging and farming are taking away reptile habitat at an unsustainable pace, exacerbating a worldwide decline in biodiversity.
The Lord God bird and dozens of other species declared extinct in 2021

The Lord God bird and dozens of other species declared extinct in 2021

This year scientists identified birds, lizards, orchids and other species that have been lost. How many more will follow?
A fatal fungal disease is spreading among North America’s snakes

A fatal fungal disease is spreading among North America’s snakes

The pathogen is one of the latest and least understood diseases afflicting wildlife across the continent.

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What can 26,000 snakes teach us about climate change?
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What can 26,000 snakes teach us about climate change?

Oregon State University's massive collection is helping researchers learn how animals adapt to changing environments.
Conservation can’t just be a popularity contest

Conservation can’t just be a popularity contest

We often work to save the most charismatic species. Is it time to think beyond pandas and tigers?
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