22 May '12, 9pm

Happy World Turtle Day!

Happy World Turtle Day!

Poaching for food and for the international pet trade are two of turtles' biggest threats, especially for certain high-demand species like the American bog turtle or the Roti Island snake-necked turtle. Habitat loss is another problem, since many turtle and tortoise species depend on specific ecological niches. Land turtles are also frequently killed by vehicles on roads, while sea turtles face a litany of risks such as oil spills, boat strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Slow growth and reproduction rates can make it even harder to overcome these hurdles.

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