Iran DoE Official Frets For Reptiles In Local Water Resources

Habitat Destruction From Multiple Sources Identified As Culprit

22 Feb 2022 by Local Press Report
TEHRAN

Drought, reduced precipitation, and rainfall fluctuations have endangered the lives of living organisms, especially reptiles and amphibians that are vulnerable to water and temperature changes. Many water resources in Iran are under pressure and amphibians that spend part of their life cycle in water are endangered, which has been mainly caused by water shortages in the wetlands and lakes, Reza Faraji, head of wildlife conservation office of the Department of Environment, said. Referring to other challenges for the lives of reptiles and amphibians, Faraji said that habitat destruction, water contamination, sewage inflow, and poisoning are other life-threatening factors for these species.

Source: Tehran Times

Source: Tehran Times