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Recently, forest officials from Odisha found 40 Indian flapshell turtles (Lissemys punctata) in baskets in an alleged smuggling racket.
Indian Flapshell Turtle:
=> It is a freshwater species of turtle and is found in many states.
=> The “flap-shelled” name stems from the presence of femoral flaps located on the plastron.
=> It is a relatively small soft-shell turtle with a carapace length of up to 350 millimetres.
=> The fresh water turtle is a scavenger in the river, but has been in decline for a long time.
=> Reasons for Smuggling:
=> There are seven species of sea turtle: Green Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, Leatherback Sea Turtle and Flatback Sea Turtle.
=> There are five species in Indian waters (Leatherback, Loggerhead, Hawksbill, Green and Olive Ridley).
=> Smuggling of turtles, one of the Class 1 species of the water animal, is a non-bailable offence under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
=> Sea Turtle Conservation Programme
=> Awareness Programmes
=> Dedicated Action Plan: India has for the first time devised a dedicated action plan for the protection and conservation of marine turtles.
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