Philippine authorities confiscate thousands of critically endangered turtles
http://melsbeachgym.fit/16-cat/casino_23.html Philippine authorities have confiscated more than 4,000 critically endangered turtles hidden in a Palawan Island warehouse and believed headed for the black market in Hong Kong, a conservation organization said Tuesday.
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Lima gay dating app rouyn-noranda quebec Hundreds of the confiscated turtles have died. Many of the surviving turtles are being treated for injuries, including shell lesions, corneal ulcers and claw loss from extended contact with concrete, said Paul Gibbons, managing director of the Turtle Conservancy’s Behler Chelonian Center in Ventura County.
gay matchmaking near whitman pa About 1,900 of the turtles were deemed healthy enough to be returned to various locations on Palawan Island. Those in need of continued medical attention will be kept at a Katala Foundation rescue center staffed by specialists dispatched from Hong Kong, Singapore and the Turtle Conservancy.
free roulette games no deposit Originally discovered in 1920, only four specimens of the Philippine forest turtles were known to science until 2001 when a wild population was found clinging to existence at the northern end of Palawan Island.
gay dating site near kentville ns In 2009, the Turtle Conservancy partnered with the Katala Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to conserving threatened wildlife in Palawan Island, to construct rescue facilities for Philippine forest turtles targeted by global animal traffickers.
“No one ever expected a crisis of this magnitude,” Goode said.