La Asociación Herpetológica Española (AHE) critica la falta de rigor en la información y el tratamiento sensacionalista que el programa de televisión “La selva en casa” hace de los animales. Leer más.
The Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata, is classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species TM. It is a migratory marine reptile, found in tropical and, to a lesser extent, subtropical waters. Leer más.
Frequent hunting of Malacca’s giant monitor lizards, allegedly for their skin and meat as well as their body liquid for aphrodisiac purposes, could drive the reptile to extinction. Leer más.
The latest Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reveals that myriad factors are wreaking havoc on amphibian populations around the globe. Their numbers are dwindling faster than those of other animal groups, with over 30% of all amphibian species listed as ‘threatened’. The study, presented in the journal Nature, underlines that areas containing the greatest number of amphibian species are the areas that are at most risk. Led by the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the study brought together experts from Denmark, Portugal, Spain and the United States. Leer más.
When the heat is on, lizards become smarter – potentially giving them a competitive edge as the world warms. Previous research has shown that scincid lizards (Bassiana duperreyi) grow larger if their eggs are incubated at higher temperatures. Leer más.