SREL Reprint #2898

 

 

 

Distribution, natural history, and exploitation of Leucocephalon yuwonoi in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Cris Hagen1,2 and Iwalani Y.S. Ching1

1Turtle Dreams - Chelonian Rescue, Rehabilitation, Education and Conservation Facility,
P.O. Box 3432, Ventura, California 93006 USA
2Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, South Carolina 29802 USA

Abstract: The Sulawesi forest turtle, Leucocephalon yuwonoi, is Critically Endangered and exploited for the food and pet trade, but little is known of its ecology. We accompanied a group of commercial turtle collectors into the wild and obtained preliminary data on habitat, diet and exploitation.

SREL Reprint #2898

Hagen, C. and I. Y. S. Ching. 2005. Distribution, natural history, and exploitation of Leucocephalon yuwonoi in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:948-951.

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