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Top 25 Turtles on Death Row - The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) today released its first-ever list of the World's Top 25 Most Endangered Turtles


Washington, DC, May 15, 2003—The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) today released its first-ever list of the World’s Top 25 Most Endangered Turtles to highlight the survival crisis facing the world’s tortoises and freshwater turtles and to unveil a Global Action Plan to prevent further extinctions. Fully 200 of the 300 living species of tortoises and freshwater turtles are threatened and require conservation action.

The TCF list focuses on 25 species at highest risk and includes endangered and critically endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles, based on the World Conservation Union’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, as well as general consensus between TCF’s three partner organizations—the Center For Applied Biodiversity Science at Conservation International (CABS), the World Conservation Union Species Survival Commission’s (IUCN/SSC) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), and the  IUCN/SSC Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA).

Supportive Documents:  (Adobe *.pdf files - please note: some are quite large)

PRESS RELEASE - MAY 15, 2003

SNAPSHOTS OF THE WORLD’S TOP 25 MOST ENDANGERED TURTLES–2003

PROFILES OF THE WORLD’S TOP 25 MOST ENDANGERED TURTLES–2003

TOP 25 TURTLES ON DEATH ROW

 


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