Monday, July 30, 2012

Indian flapshell turtle- a locally threatened species

The Indian Flapshell turtle is a locally threatened species in Goa as it is in high illegal demand for meat. Local populations in some areas have been completely wiped off and there is a dire need to survey and protect existing strong holds of this silent fresh water turtle species that is crucial for any pond or stream ecosystem.


Shilpa Avate said...

Never knew that Goa meat market has so much demand of Frog as well as Flapshell turtle meat at today's time also.
This particular post is of 2012, hope now in 2014 the situation is better???

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