Shell Shock: the catastrophic decline of the world’s freshwater turtles

The world’s freshwater turtle populations are being decimated by a perfect storm of habitat loss, hunting and a lucrative pet trade, and urgent action is needed to save them according to new analysis from Conservation International.

The new analysis, which has been undertaken for World Water Week, identifies that the worrying decline in many of the world’s turtle species is evidence that humanity’s management of vital freshwater ecosystems is causing deep and damaging environmental impacts that will affect people and wildlife alike.


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