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Crocodile lizard in Tay Yen Tu at risk of extinction

(BGO) – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued the list of wild animals and plants at risk of extinction and prohibited to export, import, re-export, re-import them from the ocean as well as transit their natural samples for commercial purpose. 

Crocodile lizard, Tay Yen Tu area, risk of extinction, Bac Giang province, commercial purpose, natural samples, Natural Conservation Area, IUCN Red List

The rare crocodile lizard in the Tay Yen Tu Natural Conservation Area. Photo: Duong Dai Tien.

There remain only about 100 – 150 individuals in the Tay Yen Tu Natural Conservation Area in the northern province of Bac Giang listed.

Previously, the crocodile lizard in the region was alarmed on June 11, 2014, by the International Union of Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) at the endangered level in the IUCN Red List.

Apart from the crocodile lizard, Tay Yen Tu site is home to several threatened animals and plants such as Vietnam Cyclocheilichthys enoplos, Yen Tu frog among others.

The Management Board of Tay Yen Tu Conservation Area has regularly coordinated with the local authority in actively implementing various campaigns to sustainably preserve and develop the biodiversity for the region in particular and for the crocodile lizard in general.

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Crocodile lizard, Tay Yen Tu area, risk of extinction, Bac Giang province, commercial purpose, natural samples, Natural Conservation Area, IUCN Red List
 
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