History of Turtle Exploitation and Management Techniques to Conserve Turtles in the Rio Negro Basin of the Brazilian Amazon.

Larissa Schneider Guilhon, Camila Ferrara, Richard Vogt, Joanna Burger

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    Although turtles are well protected by laws in Brazil, the laws are not enforced in some places and ignored in others. Based on 15 years of work in the Rio Negro Basin, we describe the history of turtle exploitation in this region, comment on their current conservation status, and suggest practical conservation alternatives that are necessary to preserve stable populations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-157
    Number of pages9
    JournalChelonian Conservation Biology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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