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    Australia’s reptiles threatened by invasive species, climate change – IUCN Red List


    Gland, Switzerland, 5 July 2018 (IUCN) – Australia’s unique reptiles – including lizards and snakes – face severe threats from invasive species and climate change, with 7% of them threatened with extinction, reveals the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM, published today. The Mauritian Flying Fox, an important pollinator, is now listed as Endangered due to a culling campaign, today’s update also reveals. There is some good news after the rediscovery of four South American amphibian species previously thought to be extinct.
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    Yemen urged to halt damaging activities in Socotra Archipelago, as advised by IUCN


    Manama, Bahrain – Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has urged Yemen to halt any activity that may negatively impact on the unique wildlife and landscapes of the Socotra Archipelago World Heritage site. The country has been requested to urgently facilitate an IUCN-UNESCO mission to the site to assess impacts from uncontrolled developments, unsustainable fish export and the introduction of non-native species.
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    Lake Turkana listed as ‘in danger’ due to impacts from dam, as advised by IUCN


    Manama, Bahrain, 28 June 2018 (IUCN) – Lake Turkana National Parks in Kenya has been placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger today at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meeting, due to impacts from the Gibe III dam. The decision follows the recommendation of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – the Committee’s advisor on nature.

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