World Turtle News, 01/22/2020
Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – Two environmental groups are suing the Trump administration, stating it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.
The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle, which is found in the Pearl River watershed in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the Pascagoula map turtle, found only in part of Mississippi’s Pascagoula River system.
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