Climate change

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Dlinza pinwheel

The Dlinza pinwheel is endemic to the Dlinza forest in South Africa, which covers an area of less than 250 hectares.

Due to its restricted range, this snail is likely to be negatively impacted by extreme weather conditions and climate change.

Climate change, which is thought to have caused the extinction of several other little-known snail species, increases temperatures and reduces rainfall, leading to desiccation and long, dry periods which lower reproductive success.