Oct. 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Dr. Charles Innis, Director of Animal Health, New England Aquarium
Gina Parente (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.226.2247)
In late June 2015, more than 4,000 critically endangered Palawan forest turtles were confiscated by authorities in the Philippines. The turtles had been illegally collected and were destined for the international illegal wildlife trade.
Join Dr. Innis as he describes the natural history of this species, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and eventual release of these turtles back to the wild in Palawan. The complexities of the global illegal wildlife trade, deforestation, variable legal enforcement, range country socioeconomics and politics will be explored. He will also highlight the rapidly deployed network of private and institutional partners that made this effort successful.