Reptiles play an important role, but almost 50% are endangered. Here are 15 endangered species.
Endangered Madagascar big-headed turtles hunted for food and medicine; declining population due to habitat loss and exploitation.
Highly aggressive and dangerous Cuban Crocodile faces excessive hunting, leading to a critically endangered population.
The rare Atlantic Ridley Sea Turtle faces population decline due to fishing bycatch, harvesting, and habitat destruction
Radiated tortoise with intricate pattern and herbivorous diet is critically endangered due to illegal hunting and habitat destruction.
The Virgin Islands Giant Anole is a possibly extinct lizard due to urbanization and habitat loss.