Species Spotlight! Arakan Forest Turtle!

#NationalTakeAChanceDay with the Arakan Forest Turtle, today’s
Species Spotlight!

Common name: Arakan Forest Turtle

Scientific name: Heosemys depressa

Countries of origin: Bangladesh, Myanmar

Habitat: Mountainous evergreen and bamboo forests

Threats: Habitat destruction, and collection for local consumption and foreign pet and meat trades

Wild Population: Decreasing; habitat loss accounts for more than 80% of decline; individuals increasingly difficult to find

Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; field surveys; protected in Myanmar; CITES Appendix II

Take a chance on saving critically endangered species!

Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photos: Steven Ives, Cris Hagen

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