Species Spotlight Vol. 4

by Jordan Gray  Photo by Sheena KoethHome’s Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys homeana) Countries of Origin: Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and in the Democratic Republic of Congo IUCN Status: Recommended for Critically Endangered Estimated surviving population: Unknown/Declining Habitat: Equatorial tropical and subtropical forests of varying types including lowland evergreen forests, forested swamps, dry forests bordering mangrove…

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Turtles Seized in Senegal

by Heather Lowe  A group of 12 turtles were seized in late May at the airport of Dakar LLS and assigned to the TSA Africa team by the CITES authorities of Senegal. The group was comprised of four African softshell turtles (Trionyx tringuis), four Home’s hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys homeana), two Serrated hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys erosa) and two…

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