11 tortoises rescued from Madagascar traffickers given to Haller Park

11 tortoises rescued from Madagascar traffickers given to Haller Park Albert Musando, manager of Lafarge Ecosystems Environmental Education & Ecosystems (c), receives 11 illegally trafficked tortoises at Bamburi’s Haller Park in Mombasa from KWS officials, October 11, 2016. /COURTESY

fragen zum kennenlernen freunde des partners Paôy Pêt The custody of 11 illegally trafficked tortoises that were rescued at JKIA in January has been granted to Haller Park in Mombasa county.

sitios para solteros de villaquejida administratively The animals were rescued from Madagascar nationals who were travelling from Antananarivo to Hanoi in Vietnam, and handed over to the Kenya Wildlife Service.

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namoro sua origem Global concern surrounds the tortoises known as Angonoka or ploughshare due to their conservation status.

delfos agencia matrimonial They belong to the world’s rarest species of land tortoise, with a population of about 600 in their natural wild.

The animals were declared as a Critically Endangered Species in 1986 under IUCN Red List criteria.

They are listed on Appendix I of CITES as they are mostly traded as pets for their unique shell colouration.

Haller Park is a product of Bamburi Cement’s efforts, since 1971, to convert barren landscape of disused limestone quarries into vibrant ecosystems.

It currently operates under the company’s environmental arm known as Lafarge Eco Systems.

The park hosts wildlife including hippos, giraffes, buffalos, antelops, smaller mammals and birds.