Of the three species inhabiting this desert wetland complex, the Coahuilan Box Turtle may be in greatest peril. Its population has seen a precipitous decline. Surveys of preferred habitat in the 1970’s yielded an average of 148 individuals per hectare. Now, an average of only 3 individuals per hectare remain. Along with other initiatives to protect this unique turtle and its habitat, discussions are currently underway to establish a pilot captive breeding and head start program for this species in its home state of Coahuila. The TSA is actively engaged in these discussions should there be opportunities for our assistance in that effort.
Photos and Article by Cris Hagen
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