Reptiles

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One in five reptiles faces extinction in what would be a ‘devastating’ blow
Largest analysis to date on the state of the world’s reptiles warns of threat to ecosystems as more than 1,800 species fight to survive

Graeme Green

27, Apr, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Australia adds 127 reptiles to global treaty in crackdown on ‘cruel and abhorrent’ smuggling
Blue-tongue lizards among species to get stronger international protections

Graham Readfearn

04, Apr, 2022 @3:24 AM

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Alligators just want to have fun: Florida images may show predators at play
Photo of gator with football and video of another chasing toy boat follow study which said crocodilians can mess about on the river

Richard Luscombe

21, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Animal crossings: the ecoducts helping wildlife navigate busy roads across the world
India’s tiger corridor and Australia’s possum ‘tunnel of love’ are among the myiad infrastructure projects providing safe passage

Patrick Greenfield

29, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Florida teens held after crash leaves two alligators hanging from truck window
Authorities say reptiles found in ‘SUV lying on its side’ but no indication of what caused the accident

Richard Luscombe in Miami

20, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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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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