Wildlife Conservation Efforts

[pib] Indian Tent Turtles rescued in Lucknow


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Indian Tent Turtles

Mains level: NA

Indian Tent Turtles

Central Idea

  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Zonal Unit, Lucknow, acted on specific intelligence to intercept an illegal wildlife trade of 436 baby Indian Tent turtles.

About Indian Tent Turtles

Scientific Classification Pangshura tentoria, Family: Geoemydidae
Diet Mainly herbivorous, active swimmer.
Habitat Prefers still water pools on river sides and slow running water near river banks.
Distribution Native to India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Conservation Status – Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972: Schedule I

– IUCN Status: Least Concern

– CITES: Appendix II.

Major Threats Illegal trade in the pet market due to its attractive appearance.

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