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Scientists seek urgent action on impacts of climate change on reptiles and amphibians


World leaders in reptile and amphibian research say there is an urgent international need to acknowledge the evidence for global climate change and take immediate action to help save these vulnerable animals.

The Aotearoa Climate Change Declaration was announced at the 9th World Congress of Herpetology (the study of the reptiles and amphibians) held last week at the University of Otago, which was attended by 870 delegates from 57 countries.

Many of the 621 presentations made at the week-long World Congress described the impacts of climate change and other environmental changes on the health of the world’s amphibian and reptile populations. MORE

Header image: Jewelled gecko survivor post Papanui fire. Credit: Carey Knox.

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