Saving the Top 100 Threatened Species – a Question of Valuing Life

Inter Press Service: The Red River Giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is the stuff of legend in Vietnam. The fabled turtle in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake is popularly known by the name Kim Qui or Golden Turtle God, and it made its first historical appearance in 250 BC. Today this species could indeed use some divine intervention. Experts at the World Conservation Congress here in South Korea`s southern resort island of Jeju warned that there are only four specimens of the famous turtle known to be alive. And only......

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