澳洲山火嚴重影響爬行類

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研究估計在20192020年澳洲山火中有30億隻動物受影響死亡或受傷,當中20億以上屬爬行動物如蜥蜴、蛇等。牠們的棲息地廣泛,是食物鏈及生態系統的重要角色。澳洲已知的爬行動物有1020種,當中96%屬特有種。然而科學家對於牠們的保育及研究工作非常之少,主要因為這些冷血動物外貌較不起眼而被忽略其重要性,並使牠們得到較低的支援及關注。。

Nearly 3 billion wild animals were killed or displaced by the brushfire in 2019 and 2020 in Australia, and over 2 billion of those were reptiles like lizards and snakes. Reptiles can be found in many different habitats and play a very important role in the food chain in the ecosystem. There are around 1020 known species of lizard and snake in Australia, and 96% of them are endemic. however, little research and conversation work are related to them, mainly because the public concern and support for these cold blood animal is low.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/15/land-of-the-lizards-victorias-east-gippsland-was-a-refuge-for-threatened-reptiles-the-fires-changed-that

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320719307141

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