Species Spotlight! Bourret's Box Turtle!

Beautiful Bale of Bourret’s!

Our Turtle Survival Center in South Carolina houses an assurance colony numbering over 60 individuals of this splendid species. Their wild population is nearly gone but your support ensures this species survives into the future! Donate today! https://give.turtlesurvival.org/2023-Turtle-Month-SM 
*Bale- collective noun referring to a group of turtles

Common name: Bourret’s Box Turtle

Scientific name: Cuora bourreti

Countries of origin: Laos, Vietnam

Habitat: Upland, moist, closed-canopy evergreen forests

Threats: Collection for the pet and food trades; habitat destruction

Wild Population: Decreasing; estimated population reduction greater than 90%; individuals increasingly difficult to find

Conservation: Captive breeding and assurance colonies; field surveys; protected in Laos and Vietnam; CITES Appendix I

Graphic: Jordan Gray
Turtle Photos: Jordan Gray; Chris Leone

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