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Ecology Lab Aids Turtle Survival Alliance

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September 13, 2001
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Turtles in Asia are facing possible extinction due to their unrestrained use as food, medicines and pet exports. By the 1990s most scientists who study turtles came to the conclusion that the Asian turtles were in crisis and predicted precipitous declines. A group of scientists from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), a research unit of the University of Georgia, located on the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, has become one of 15 partners with the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), an international conservation group formed to address this problem. SREL joins groups from around the United States and from Germany, Hong Kong and Viet Nam.

Turtles in Asia are facing possible extinction due to their unrestrained use as food, medicines and pet exports. By the 1990s most scientists who study turtles came to the conclusion that the Asian turtles were in crisis and predicted precipitous declines. A group of scientists from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL), a research unit of the University of Georgia, located on the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina, has become one of 15 partners with the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), an international conservation group formed to address this problem. SREL joins groups from around the United States and from Germany, Hong Kong and Viet Nam.


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