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The Komodo dragon enters the red list of endangered species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has updated the survival status of the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, currently threatened with extinction as rising water levels caused by the climate crisis are reducing. dangerously their habitat, according to the latest update of the “red list”.

Endemic to a handful of Indonesian islands, the Komodo dragon lives at the edge of the forest or in the open savanna, rarely venturing more than 700 meters above sea level. Rising water levels are expected to affect 30% of its habitat in the next 45 years , according to IUCN itself.

About 28% of the 138,000 species assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature for its survival watch list are now at risk of disappearing in the wild forever, as the destructive impact of human activity deepens. in the natural world.

It is clear that its decline is a wake-up call for us to truly place nature at the center of state decision-making.

Mind you, the IUCN red list update has some positive news: four of the seven commercially caught tuna species (Atlantic bluefin, southern bluefin, albacore and yellowfin) are on the road to recovery. , thanks to the introduction of fishing quotas established in the last 10 years.

This announcement was made during the World Conservation Congress held in Marseille and which will last until September 11.

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