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World Turtle Day 2021

World Turtle Day was celebrated on May 23, 2021. It is observed to raise awareness among people about turtle & tortoise and their habitats. Celebration of the day is sponsored by a non-profit organisation “American Tortoise Rescue (ATR)” since 2000. Theme for 2021 is- ‘Turtle Rocks!’. Aim of World Turtle Day World Turtle Day is celebrated ..

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Feminisation of Red Sea Turtles

The turtle population in Red Sea is turning female due to rise in sea temperature. A Team of researchers from the Saudi Arabia King Abdullah University of Science and Technology conducted a study. They selected five sites in the region that are favoured by Green Turtles and Hawksbill. The researchers collected data for every fifteen minutes ..

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Red-crowned Roofed Turtle

A Red Crowned Roofed Turtle, a critically endangered species, in Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was adopted by a family in another continent. Distribution The Red Crowned Roofed Turtle is endemic to India. It is also found in Nepal and Bangladesh. Its historical range included the Ganga River basin and the Brahmaputra River basin. The only ..

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Impressed tortoise discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs — Help Earth and Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) have discovered the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Yazali area of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the first-ever recorded sighting in India of this tortoise which is on a red list of ..

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2019 edition of World Turtle Day (WTD)

The World Turtle Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 23 across the world to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. This year, in 2019, the India Biodiversity Portal (IBP) initiated a ‘Turtle Spotting Week’ as part ..

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