Cold Blooded Extinction

Australia is home to ten per cent of the world’s reptile species, a greater proportion than any other country.

Unfortunately twenty native reptiles are set to face extinction by 2040.

Only half of these species are identified by Australian environmental legislation as ‘threatened’ despite all meeting international criteria.

It’s a fight against time, climate change and law.

2SER Breakfast’s Alex James spoke with David Chappel, Associate Professor in Evolutionary and Conservation Ecology at Monash University, about his research into reptile extinction.

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