World Turtle News, 06/08/2019
Populations of marine and freshwater turtles declining
LAHORE: The population of endangered freshwater and marine turtles is declining due to habitat degradation caused by climate change, said World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Manager Conservation Humaira Ayesha.
Talking to APP, she said that Pakistan was home to almost 200 endangered and threatened species of reptiles. However, most of these species are threatened to extinction due to persistent threats including habitat degradation, poaching, illegal wildlife trade, climate change, urbanization, she said.
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