Dozens of Flapshell Turtles Found Dead in Lake Near Mumbai Due to Suspected Poisoning - News Summed Up

Dozens of Flapshell Turtles Found Dead in Lake Near Mumbai Due to Suspected Poisoning


According to Indian wildlife specialists, deliberate poisoning is likely to blame for the deaths of scores of turtles in a lake near Mumbai. 57 Indian flapshell turtles were murdered, while another six were rescued, according to Suhas Pawar of the Wild Animal and Reptile Rescue conservation group. Although Indian flapshell turtles are not uncommon, they are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act. Related Article: Deadliest Mass Extinction on Earth is Also the Stinkiest Due to Toxic MicrobesIndian Flapshell Turtle StatusLissemys punctata (Indian flapshell turtle) is a freshwater turtle found in South Asia. On Bangladesh's request, the Indian flapshell turtle was included in CITES' Appendix I in 1975.


Source: Ethiopian News January 24, 2022 17:06 UTC



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