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Old 10-11-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Freshwater turtles in “catastrophic decline”

Freshwater turtles in “catastrophic decline”
Sept. 16, 2010
Courtesy of Conservation International and World Science staff

Freshwater turtles in "catastrophic decline"
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A per­fect storm of habitat loss, hunting and a pet trade is decimating the world’s fresh water turtle populations, according to an analysis from wildlife protection group Conservation International.

Urgent action is needed to save the reptiles, say researchers affiliated with the Arling­ton, Va. based organization. A drop in many of the world’s turtle species, they add, is evidence that mis­management of vital fresh­water ecosystems is causing deep and damaging environmental impacts that will affect people and wildlife alike...
The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards.
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