Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River

A microproject by Women for Conservation
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River
Saving Freshwater Turtles of the Amazon River

Summary

Fighting threats of poaching, egg harvesting, and habitat loss, our project, led by Herpetologist Lizzeth Viviana Pinilla Ortigoza, aims to safeguard the endangered Yellow Spotted River Turtle. Through habitat analysis and community engagement, we're securing the future of this critical species.

$2,000
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Challenge

The Yellow Spotted River Turtle faces severe threats, including poaching and habitat loss, leading to alarming population declines in the Amazon River Basin. Immediate action is needed to prevent irreversible damage to this vital species and its ecosystem role.

Solution

Our project, spearheaded by Herpetologist Lizzeth Viviana Pinilla Ortigoza, addresses the challenges through comprehensive habitat analysis and population trend studies. By involving local communities, we create a collaborative approach to freshwater turtle conservation, mitigating poaching and promoting sustainable practices.

Long-Term Impact

This Amazon Rainforest Field Station will lead to a significant reduction in wildlife poaching and habitat degradation within the El Jaguar Nature Reserve. By providing essential resources and training to women scientists, we are fostering a new generation of environmental leaders who will play a pivotal role in the long-term protection of Colombia's invaluable biodiversity. This project sets the stage for sustainable conservation efforts and strengthens bonds between local communities & nature.

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Organization Information

Women for Conservation

Location: Warrenton, VA - USA
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Twitter: @WomenForConser1
Project Leader:
Sara Lara
Warrenton , VA United States
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