News tagged with tortoises

Tortoise trafficking raging out of control in Madagascar

Illegal trafficking of two critically endangered tortoise species from Madagascar has reached epidemic proportions, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Turtle Survival Alliance, ...

dateMay 03, 2013 in Ecology
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Getting under the shell of the turtle genome

Scientists have decoded the genome of the western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) , one of the most abundant turtles on Earth, finding clues to their longevity and ability to survive without oxygen ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Breeding season under way for Galapagos tortoises

Breeding season is under way for the endangered tortoises of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, whose mating and nesting habits are carefully watched by wildlife specialists hoping to save them from extinction.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Galapagos tortoises are a migrating species

(Phys.org)—The Galapagos giant tortoise, one of the most fascinating species of the Galapagos archipelago, treks slowly and untiringly across the volcanic slopes. Scientists of the Max Planck Institute ...

dateNov 27, 2012 in Ecology
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