History of turtle exploitation and management techniques to conserve turtles in the Rio Negro Basin of the Brazilian Amazon

Larissa Schneider, Camila R. Ferrara, Richard C. Vogt, Joanna Burger

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Abstract

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 (US)
Pages (from-to)149-157
Number of pages9
JournalChelonian Conservation and Biology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

Keywords

  • Amazon
  • Brazil
  • Podocnemididae
  • Podocnemis
  • Reptilia
  • Testudines
  • conservation
  • exploitation
  • freshwater turtles
  • management

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