A Global Analysis of Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Distributions with Identification of Priority Conservation Areas

@inproceedings{Buhlmann2009AGA,
  title={A Global Analysis of Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Distributions with Identification of Priority Conservation Areas},
  author={Kurt A. Buhlmann and Thomas S Akre and John B. Iverson and D. Karapatakis and Russell A. Mittermeier and Arthur Georges and Anders G. J. Rhodin and Peter Paul van Dijk and J. Whitfield Gibbons},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract There are currently ca. 317 recognized species of turtles and tortoises in the world. Of those that have been assessed on the IUCN Red List, 63% are considered threatened, and 10% are critically endangered, with ca. 42% of all known turtle species threatened. Without directed strategic conservation planning, a significant portion of turtle diversity could be lost over the next century. Toward that conservation effort, we compiled museum and literature occurrence records for all of the… Expand
Global Conservation Status of Turtles and Tortoises (Order Testudines)
  • A. Rhodin, C. Stanford, +54 authors R. Vogt
  • Biology
  • Chelonian Conservation and Biology: Celebrating 25 Years as the World's Turtle and Tortoise Journal
  • 2018
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