World Turtle News, 11/15/2018
Giant South American turtle (Podocnemis expansa) populations recovering in Brazilian Amazon
The turtles’ recovery appears to have also buoyed beach biodiversity in these riverside habitats—and it’s all thanks to four decades of conservation efforts made by local communities.
“Community engagement is an essential ingredient in wildlife and natural conservation,” says Kristen Conway-Gómez, a geographer and conservationist at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, who did not participate in the research. “We can’t achieve the same amount of conservation without including local stakeholders.”
Turtle News From Around the World
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Crime & Punishment
USA: Center for Biological Diversity files lawsuit to protect two turtle species in LA, MS
India: Delhi woman arrested for stealing 38 turtles in Jaipur
USA: Gopher tortoises in FL to be relocated ahead of Wekiva Parkway construction
UK: students take in 2 Hermann’s tortoises (Testudo hermanni) to learn to care for
Health & Medical
USA: 2 leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) have stranded, perished in Ellis Bay, MA in the last month
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