Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata

Critically Endangered

Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; India; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Vietnam

Elongated Tortoises inhabit primarily deciduous forest types (Sal, Dry Dipterocarp, Mixed Deciduous forests) with open, broken canopy allowing sufficient light for a moderate to very dense undergrowth of grasses and herbs; during the dry, leafless season animals may retreat to evergreen stream gallery forest.

Elongated Tortoises are critically #endangered in SE #Asia from losing 80% of their forest habitat #deforestation in the past 90 years. You can support their survival with your supermarket choices #Boycott4Wildlife

Indotestudo elongata has declined across their range by at least 80% in the last 90 years (three generations) for habitat loss reasons alone, and has additionally been extensively and intensively exploited for consumption and export trade.

IUCN Red List

Further Information

iucn-rating-critically-endangered

Rahman, S., Platt, K., Das, I., Choudhury, B.C., Ahmed, M.F., Cota, M., McCormack, T., Timmins, R.J. & Singh, S. 2019. Indotestudo elongata (errata version published in 2019). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T10824A152051190. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T10824A152051190.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.


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