Experts Throw Light on the Illegal Turtle Trade

While talking about this case, Dr. Shailendra Singh, the director of TSA India, said, “We generally get calls from the forest department about confiscated turtles. In this case also, the Agra divisional forest officer contacted us asking for primary care and proper rehabilitation of 80 reptiles. We immediately rushed Sreeparna Dutta, our researcher, to help out. We found that the turtles primarily belonged to four species including the Roofed Turtle, Three -striped Roofed Turtle, Crowned River turtle, and flapshell turtles.”

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