12 May '11, 6pm

Don’t go, little guy! The North American bog turtle is on the decline (via @mongabay)

Don’t go, little guy! The North American bog turtle is on the decline (via @mongabay)

Top 25 most endangered turtles: Asian species in crisis (02/23/2011) Surviving hundreds of millions of years on Earth have not saved turtles from facing extinction at human hands. A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Turtle Conservation Coalition, identifies the world's 25 most imperiled turtles, including one that is practically assured extinction: 'Lonesome George' the last Abdington Island tortoise in the world. The list includes four turtle species from South and Central America, three from Africa, and one from Australia. But Asia is the hotbed for turtles in trouble with 17 of the top 25 species, or 68%. The numbers are even more alarming if one looks only at the top ten: eight of the top ten are in Asia, and six of these in China. 1000 rare tortoises poached each week in Madagascar (09/30/2010) One thousand endangered tortoises are being il...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0512-hance_bogturtle.html

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