Turtles in trouble / On the brink of extinction

Did you know turtles and tortoises (or chelonians) are among the most severely threatened vertebrates on earth? Did you know that half of them are facing extinction? Did you know that Southeast Asia, home to 32 species, is one of the most important hotspots for turtle and tortoise diversity? Unfortunately, 92% of these species are currently facing extinction due to over collection, habitat loss, and other anthropogenic hazards. Leer más.