World Turtle News, 09/03/2019
70 rare Assam temple turtle hatchlings released in ‘Mini Kaziranga’
70 rare and endangered freshwater turtles of two species; the black softshell (Nilssonia nigricans) and indian softshell turtles (Nilssonia gangetica), were released yesterday in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. These turtles were bred in the ponds of two temples in Assam, an area of India with high turtle biodiversity.
The restocking of these two species was carried out under a joint programme between various organisations which manage the temples and NGO’s. The two NGO’s involved were Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Help Earth.
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