Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle

    • Habitat:
      - Small, shallow,
      - Lakes
      - Swamps
      - Marshes
      - Rice Paddies
    • Threats:
      - Habitat Destruction, Alteration, and Conversion
      - Collection for the Pet Trade
      - Pollution
      - Introduced Predatory Fish
    • Conservation Efforts:
      - Captive breeding and assurance colonies
      - Genetic management
      - Reintroduction efforts
      - Field surveys
      - Protected in Indonesia
      - CITES Appendix II
    • Wild Population:
      - Presumed extinct in the wild
      - Estimated population reduction estimated greater than 99%
    • Endangered Status:
      Critically Endangered

Fast Facts

On June 18th, 2019 East Nusa Tenggara established the Rote Essential Ecosystem Areas in an effort to protect and reintroduce this iconic species. The designation of the three lakes (Peto, Lendoen and Ledulu) as KEE is a very good effort for the protection of the LAST FEASIBLE HABITAT of the Rote Island Snake-necked Turtle.

Species Snapshot