Award for Sea Turtle Conservation

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04 September 2021 Current Affairs:Indian biologist Shailendra Singh won the Behler  Sea Turtle Conservation Award for bringing back three critically endangered protected species of sea turtles from the brink of extinction

♦ The award has been bestowed with the help of various international bodies concerned in turtle conservation such as IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Turtle Survival Alliance,Turtle Conservancy, and the Turtle Conservation Fund.
♦ He and his team’s efforts now span lots of India, impacting properly over 1/2 of its turtle and tortoise species, many of which are amongst the most endangered turtles on the planet
♦ For some species, such as the Batagur kachuga (red-crowned roofed turtle), the northern river turtle (Batagur baska) and the black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans), the efforts of Dr. Singh and his team are their last hope for survival in the wild.

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