“Globally, about 20 percent of reptile species are facing the threat of extinction. That’s according to a recent study in the scientific journal “Nature.” Geoff Bennett takes a deeper look now at what’s driving this extinction crisis and what it could mean for the rest of the world.”
The study also found that if all threatened reptiles were to disappear, the world would lose a combined 15 billion years of evolutionary history.
It’ll take a big contribution by governments to kind of change the trajectory we’re on.
One of the reptiles most at risk is turtles, with nearly 60% of the species facing extinction, and a need of targeted conservation efforts.