Reptiles

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Leatherback turtle nest numbers in south Florida double previous record
Biologists heartened as 79 nests of endangered reptile recorded in Broward county this year after low of 12 in 2017.

Maya Yang and agency

03, Nov, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off
The number of nesting sites on the archipelago has risen dramatically, but global heating sees male population plummet

Annika Hammerschlag

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Scaly stowaway: lizard makes an appearance at Chelsea flower show
Gardeners at the Yeo Valley Organic display were delighted to find the common brown lizard in pile of logs

Helena Horton

20, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘Truly peculiar’: loggerhead turtles born in most northern spot ever recorded
Nine sea turtles hatch on beach in Jesolo, Veneto, in what scientists describe as ‘exceptional’ event

Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent

17, Sep, 2021 @12:25 PM

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Komodo dragon in danger of extinction as sea levels rise
World’s largest lizard moves from vulnerable to endangered on IUCN red list of threatened species

Phoebe Weston

04, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Young country diary: searching for an adder with my eagle eyes
Colne Pointe nature reserve, Essex: These shy and mysterious animals are one of my favourites, but I had never seen one before

04, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Pandemic gives breathing room to endangered sea turtles
A new study suggests endangered loggerhead turtles reclaimed empty shores to breed during Covid, but conservationists fear the return of mass tourism

Mia Alberti in Zakynthos

27, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Prehistoric giant ‘river boss’ crocodile identified by Queensland scientists
The reptile, named Gunggamarandu maunala, is thought to have grown up to seven metres long

Soofia Tariq

14, Jun, 2021 @5:05 AM

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Iguanas with chips: Florida seeks solution to invasive reptile problem
State official ‘proud that Florida is looked at as a leader’ but ‘tag day’ initiative opposed by some owners of exotic pets

Richard Luscombe in Miami

03, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Specieswatch: slow worms – the legless lizard and gardener’s friend
Don’t be alarmed if you spot one in your compost heap, they are harmless, except to pests like slugs

Paul Brown

28, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It's helped lessen the feeling of doom’: readers' photos of their local wildlife
UK and European readers share their sightings of local wildlife from recent weeks

Guardian readers and Alfie Packham

01, Apr, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonisation
Christmas Island forest skink and 12 mammals on list, which also includes the desert bettong, broad-cheeked hopping mouse and Nullarbor barred bandicoot

Adam Morton Environment editor

03, Mar, 2021 @5:15 AM

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