Acoustic Transmitters & South American River Turtles: To increasingly close gaps in knowledge and reveal some of the mysteries that surround the South American River Turtle, a WCS/TSA Colombia team started installing acoustic transmitters in a group of individuals, to monitor their voyages and movements in the Meta River, the first time this technology is…

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by Mathilde Overduin, WCS  More than one thousand nests of the Giant South American River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa) were found and protected this year in a small portion of the Meta River, in the Orinoquía region of Colombia, as part of a project led by Fundación Omacha, Turtle Survival Alliance, and Wildlife Conservation Society, and funded by…

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