Openhearted Rebellion

The black softshell turtle was declared extinct in the wild 17 years ago, but it may have a good chance at recovery thanks to a Hindu temple.

By Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed

(TMU) — The black softshell turtle was declared extinct in the wild about 17 years ago, but it may have a good chance at recovery after a centuries-old Hindu temple in India devoted its efforts to helping the tiny reptilian creature make a comeback.

Assam, once a paradise for
freshwater turtles where the creatures were so abundant that it was a favorite
local food, has seen its turtle population precipitously drop due to habitat
loss and its over-exploitation as a source of food.


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