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A Global Reptile Assessment Highlights Shared Conservation Needs of Tetrapods

After 15 years of research, one year of data analysis, and one year in review, the results of the Global Reptile Assessment were published in the journal Nature. The study, conducted in collaboration with IUCN, Conservation International, and with contributions from over 900 scientists, found that 21% of reptiles worldwide are threatened with extinction. The paper was covered widely in the popular media, including in the New York Times.

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Cox, N., Young, B.E., Bowles, P. et al. A global reptile assessment highlights shared conservation needs of tetrapods. Nature 605, 285–290 (2022).