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TURTLE RESCUE: Animal charity success

17/04/2014 by Alan Cole in the UK

India wildlife charity celebrates after wildlife protection operation, rescues dozens of endangered turtles...

Animal welfare charity rescues 27 endangered turtles from poachers in Delhi...

Rescue of endangered turtles in Delhi, India. Photo: Wildlife SOS, India.

The turtles were seized in a joint operation with Wildlife SOS in conjunction with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Delhi Wildlife Department and the police...

The 27 endangered soft shelled turtles were seized from poachers near a bus stand in Delhi...

"It is shocking that the trade in endangered turtles goes on in Delhi so rampantly... explains Kartick Satyanarayan of Wildlife SOS...

“These turtles are protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. We are thankful to the Delhi police and the wildlife authorities for their support and cooperation in making this operation a success..."

India’s Wildlife SOS is part of the international Wildlife SOS charity network, supporting nature and wildlife conservation, and working to protect rare and endangered species from poaching and cruelty...

The endangered soft shelled turtles were seized from poachers near the Badarpur bus stand in Delhi following the capture of the animals in Rajasthan...

The poachers transported them in bags on public transport...

It is thought they were to be killed for meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine...

Wildlife SOS says intelligence was received by the charity’s anti-poaching unit, Forestwatch...

The charity says it plans to release the rescued turtles back into their natural habitat...

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