Contact: John Delaney
Wildlife Conservation Society
Caption: The red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) is one of 25 species listed in a new report issued by the Turtle Conservation Coalition today in Singapore. The species is limited to a few isolated pockets along the Ganges and Brahmaputra River basins in India and Bangladesh and is listed as “Critically Endangered” on IUCN’s Red List.
Credit: Brian D. Horne/Wildlife Conservation Society.
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