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Thousands of endangered river turtles released into Amazon wild

19 October 2017

Thousands of endangered Taricaya turtles have been released in Peru's Amazon region on Tuesday. Staff from SERNANP released some 5,000 baby turtles as part of an conservation program. The turtle eggs were collected from the beaches and incubated until they hatched. They were once in abundance along the Amazon. But the development and logging in the region leads their population numbers to extinction.