World Turtle Month (day one): Flat-tailed Tortoise  

World Turtle Month (day one): Flat-tailed Tortoise  

Threats: habitat loss and deforestation, caused by “‘slash and burn’ agricultural practices, charcoal burning, oil exploration,”cattle grazing, “highway development, mining, and petroleum exploration.” Illegal collection for the pet trade adds increased pressure on the remaining wild populations, who have a particularly low reproductive capacity, “even by tortoise standards.”

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/19036/0

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