10 May, 2020
8 Min Read
Sal forest tortoise
The sal forest tortoise is widely distributed over eastern and northern India and Southeast Asia.
However, it is not common in any of this terrain. In fact, 23 of the 29 species of freshwater turtle and tortoise species found in India come under the threatened category in the IUCN red list and are under severe existential threat due to human activities.
Also known as the elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata), the sal forest tortoise, recently assessed as critically endangered
Threats of Sal forest tortoise
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