Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Hainan Island, China : Interviews and field surveys at Yinggeling nature reserve

Jay Pak Ho WAN, Bosco Pui Lok CHAN, Chengle LIAO, Hongxu MI, Michael LAU, Fei LI, Hesheng WANG, Yik Hei SUNG*

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Abstract

Overexploitation has led to the drastic decline of most Asian freshwater turtle populations. We examined the distribution and current status of freshwater turtles using interviews and field surveys in Yinggeling Nature Reserve, Hainan Island. We captured 18 individuals of 4 species in over 8000 trap days. Based on our findings, interviews, and previous studies, illegal turtle harvesting is probably the major cause of population declines; we identified 2 key conservation areas within the reserve for regular patrols to reduce illegal activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalChelonian Conservation and Biology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

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WAN, Jay Pak Ho ; CHAN, Bosco Pui Lok ; LIAO, Chengle ; MI, Hongxu ; LAU, Michael ; LI, Fei ; WANG, Hesheng ; SUNG, Yik Hei. / Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Hainan Island, China : Interviews and field surveys at Yinggeling nature reserve. In: Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 2015 ; Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 100-103.
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Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Hainan Island, China : Interviews and field surveys at Yinggeling nature reserve. / WAN, Jay Pak Ho; CHAN, Bosco Pui Lok; LIAO, Chengle; MI, Hongxu; LAU, Michael; LI, Fei; WANG, Hesheng; SUNG, Yik Hei.

In: Chelonian Conservation and Biology, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.06.2015, p. 100-103.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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