Too many reptile species are in danger of becoming extinct

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Nearly 20 percent of all reptile species are in danger of becoming extinct. Habitat loss and people killing them are two of the key areas of concern.

A recent study uncovered these findings. The Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species reports 12 percent of reptiles are classified as critically endangered, 41 percent as endangered and 47 percent are listed as vulnerable.

As habitat continues to be destroyed, we will continue to see the decline of more species. Do enough people care about this to stop this tragedy?

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