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Conservation Agreement Signed to Return Burmese Star Tortoise Back to Myanmar

The Taipei Zoo signed a “Conservation Cooperative Agreement for Endangered Turtle and Tortoise Species” with the U.S.-based turtle conservancy Behler Chelonian Center 10a.m. this Wednesday (9/16). The two organizations will conduct cooperative researches, in particular the critically endangered Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone paltynota), on aspects such as breeding techniques, gene pool exchanges, genetic biodiversity expansion, promotion of Ex-Situ conservation, etc., to send the successfully bred Burmese star tortoises back to its original habitat in Myanmar (Burma).

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Reporduction and Conservation of Geochelone paltynota

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