Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Turtles and Tortoises

Why are turtles endangered?

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2016-02-23 06:03:35

There are roughly between 250 and 300 species of turtles, the

name of the species of turtle would help answer this correctly.

Generally speaking, loss of habitat is one of the largest issues

that turtles face, either on land or in the water. Then add in the

hunting, or fishing of the larger species for their meat, and their

shell, plus the loss of nesting sites. For more details please, see

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