Hope for palawan forest turtle conservation
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Hope springs for the critically endangered Palawan forest turtle after conservationists successfully hatched a single egg following about 10 years of hard work. An extremely sought-after species in the illegal wildlife trade, the Palawan forest turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) is an endemic freshwater turtle that has faced threats, mainly due to the brazen collection. Dr. Sabine Schoppe, director of the Palawan Freshwater Turtle Conservation Program under the Katala Foundation, Inc., said they have hatched the first recorded egg from captive parents of the freshwater turtle with support from the Wildlife Reserve Singapore (WRS).
Hope for Palawan forest turtle conservation. (2018, August 4). Panay News, p. B8.
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