Monitoring an Endangered Freshwater Turtle Management Program: Effects of Nest Relocation on Growth and Locomotive Performance of the Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa, Podocnemididae)

@inproceedings{Jaff2008MonitoringAE,
  title={Monitoring an Endangered Freshwater Turtle Management Program: Effects of Nest Relocation on Growth and Locomotive Performance of the Giant South American Turtle (Podocnemis expansa, Podocnemididae)},
  author={R. Jaff{\'e} and Claudia L. Pe{\~n}aloza and G. Barreto},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract Since 1993 the Venezuelan government has implemented an intensive management program aiming to increase the population size of the endangered giant South American turtle (Podocnemis expansa). Including nest relocation and a year of captive rearing of hatchlings, the program affects the main Venezuelan P. expansa population, located in the middle Orinoco River. Although the program seems to be increasing recruitment of new individuals into the population, the effects of such nest… Expand
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