Three-Striped Roof Turtle

Three-Striped Roof Turtle

 

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River Terrapins (genus Batagur) are among the most endangered turtles in the world with five of the six species classified as Critically Endangered. Once abundant in the major river systems of South and Southeast Asia, these species are now faced with extinction due to a variety of human activities including harvesting for domestic consumption and exportation to Chinese food markets. The nesting beaches along the Chambal River are critical to sustain populations and ensure survival of two species. TSA manages intensive conservation programs and with the help of partners such as SOS – Save Our Species is working towards preventing extinction. The Three-Striped Roof Turtle, or Batagur Dhongoka is classified as Endangered.