Yangtze Freshwater Turtles on Verge of Extinction

Scientists in China are working to save the world’s largest freshwater turtle, which is on the verge of extinction, with only four known to be alive. Once prevalent in the Yangtze River and other parts of China and...

China’s Turtles, Emblems of a Crisis – Jim Yardley

In the latest in its Choking on Growth series, the New York Times looks at the plight of the Yangtze soft-shelled turtle, of which there are possibly only two left in the world: For many Chinese, turtles symbolize health and longevity, but the saga of the last two Yangtze giant soft-shells is more symbolic of […]



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