The Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard, could become extinct in the next few decades.
According to a study by the University of Adelaide and Deakin University, it was revealed that the rampant climate change would be the primary reason for the extinction of the world’ largest lizard.
It further said that for stopping the lizard from extinction, stringent measures need to be taken.
The study used models to predict that the dragon could become extinct on three of the five island habitats where it is currently found, a statement by the University of Adelaide said.
“Climate change was likely to cause a sharp decline in the availability of habitat for Komodo dragons,” the study authors said.
“Climate change would slowly reduce their populations,” the study authors added.
The study was published in the journal Ecology and Evolution.