Heosemys depressa
Arakan Forest Turtle

    • Habitat:
      Mountainous evergreen and bamboo forests
    • Threats:
      - Habitat destruction
      - Collection for local consumption and foreign pet and meat trades
    • Conservation Efforts:
      - Captive breeding and assurance colonies
      - Field surveys
      - Protected in Myanmar
      - CITES Appendix II
    • Wild Population:
      Habitat loss accounts for more than 80% of decline
      Individuals increasingly difficult to find
    • Endangered Status:
      Critically Endangered

Fast Facts

Some of the limited studies of H. depressa in the wild have shown that a portion of their diet consists of “unidentified vegetation, bamboo flowers, and immature bamboo seeds”.

Species Snapshot