Terrapene carolina carolina
Eastern Box Turtle

    • Habitat:
      Forests, scrub, fields, meadows, swamps, marshes, and thickets
    • Threats:
      - Habitat destruction and fragmentation
      - Road and railroad mortality
      - Disease transmission
      - Collection for personal use and the illegal pet trade
    • Conservation Efforts:
      - Repatriation and reintroduction programs
      - Field surveys
      - Protected from commercial collection in all range states
    • Wild Population:
      Decreasing; abundant in some areas, while scarce in others
    • Endangered Status:

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