U.S. mulls adding turtles to endangered species list

GR:  Turtles are resistant to toxic wastes, but they are helpless against water diversions, hunters, and pet collectors.  In my home state, wildlife biologists have registered concerns for survival of all ten native species and the five introduced species (https://garryrogers.com/2013/11/08/arizona-turtle).

Source: www.reuters.com – The U.S. government has proposed adding four types of freshwater turtles to an international endangered species list, in part to better monitor exports of the species, whose meat is considered a delicacy in Asia.

Thanks to John Nielsen for spotting this story.


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