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Today’s Solutions: July 17, 2024

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Australia adds 127 reptiles to global treaty against wildlife trade

Australia added a total of 127 reptiles to a global treaty put in place to shield animals from the illegal wildlife trade. The inclusion of these 127 animals (one of the biggest listings in the treaty’s history) will grant these scaly creatures, who have long been targeted by bad actors in the Read More...

Newly discovered “nano-chame

Newly discovered “nano-chameleon” fits atop your fingertip

In the northern regions of Madagascar, scientists have discovered the smallest reptile species known to humankind: the Brookesia nana, also known as the nano-chameleon. The tiny specimen is unlike any reptile you’ve ever seen, with its entire body being able to fit on the top of a fingertip. Read More...

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Bamboo bridge seeks to help reptiles cross over busy road

In the mountainous state of Uttarakhand in India, a bridge was built across a busy road that cuts through the forest. Not for humans or cars, but rather for reptiles and other small animals.  The new “Eco Bridge” is 90 feet long and made from bamboo, jute, and grass. Local officials say Read More...