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Community Awareness and Capacity Building for Endangered Turtle Conservation in Northeast India

Project ID:  

0217910

Year:  

2010

Taxa:  

Reptile

Country:  

India

Region:  

Asia and Pacific

Team Leader:  

Chittaranjan Baruah

Award Category:  

Future Conservationist

Summary:  

The northeastern region of India, located at the conjunction of the Himalaya and Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspots, is regarded as one of the major centres of turtle diversity. The populations of many species of freshwater turtle are declining due to habitat loss, poaching and other threats. This project aims to raise awareness, build capacity and promote community participation to encourage the conservation of various endangered freshwater turtle species of northeast India, especially Pangshura sylhetensis, Nilssonia nigricans and Chitra indica.

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