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[Issue] Endangered hornfish giant turtle found in the Mekong River region of Cambodia

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Endangered hornfish giant turtle, found in the Mekong River region of Cambodia

The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is located in the Kratie, northeast of Cambodia, and on the Mekong River sandbank in the Stung Treng region, the Asian giant armored turtle (name: Pelochelys cantorii ) Have been discovered.

The Asian giant tortoise turtle has been reported to be "endangered" by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the area found is the only remaining turtle nest in Cambodia It is inferred.

This giant tortoise is 1.8 meters long and is also known as the largest freshwater turtle in the world.

In addition to Cambodia, Asian giant tortoise turtles are also found in China, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.

The turtle nest was discovered by the WCS, Cambodian authorities as well as the community, and was reportedly the first to be observed this winter. This giant turtle was considered extinct in Cambodia before it was rediscovered on the Mekong in 2007. Immediately after the rediscovery, 378 turtle nests were protected by the authorities and approximately 8,528 young turtles were released from their natural habitat.

Meanwhile, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has about 115 new species of animals and plants, including 11 amphibians, 2 fish, 11 reptiles, 88 plants and 3 mammals, Reported.

The discovery of the new species was feasible through joint research with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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