One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction

FILE - A marine iguana suns itself on the edge of a boardwalk in San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador on May 2, 2020. More than one in five species of reptiles worldwide, including the marine iguana, are threatened with extinction, according to a comprehensive new assessment of thousands of species published Wednesday, April 27, 2022, in the journal Nature. (AP Photo/Adrian Vasquez, File)

One-fifth of reptiles worldwide face risk of extinction