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Black Soft-shell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans)

Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 1025947

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation (Project No. 1025947) - Black Soft-shell Turtle - Awarded $10,000 on March 18, 2010

Field surveys are being carried out in the wetlands and forested riverine areas of  Kamrup District in Assam, India. Awareness raising and capacity building for turtle conservation have been carried in village communities, including local schools to develop a community participation program.Several events are being organized to involve all the age groups, making them excited about the role of turtles in our environment. 

 

 

Links of project publications:

 

http://oldwww.wii.gov.in/envis/freshwaterturlesofindia/pdfs/chapter16.pdf

http://www.arkive.org/indian-narrow-head-softshell-turtle/chitra-indica/

http://www.arkive.org/black-soft-shell-turtle/aspideretes-nigricans/

http://www.sentinelassam.com/ghy_city/story.php?sec=1&subsec=0&id=63375&dtP=2011-02-07&ppr=1#63375



Project 1025947 location - India, Asia