Distribution and Status of Podocnemis lewyana in the Magdalena River Drainage of Colombia

@inproceedings{Restrepo2008DistributionAS,
  title={Distribution and Status of Podocnemis lewyana in the Magdalena River Drainage of Colombia},
  author={Adriana Vallejo Restrepo and Vivian Mercedes Perojo P{\'a}ez and Catalina Hidalgo L{\'o}pez and Brian C. Bock},
  year={2008}
}
ABSTRACT We obtained evidence of the continued presence of Podocnemis lewyana in 18 different sites within the Magdalena River drainage of northern Colombia. However, abundances at most sites were low, even in areas where the species had previously been reported as common. Although hunting of adults is no longer commercially viable, local people consume individuals that are captured incidentally while fishing. Hunting of eggs during the incubation period each year continues to be intensive… CONTINUE READING

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