Amazon Villagers Bring Giant Turtle Species Back From The Brink

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A group of community members living in the Brazilian Amazon have created biodiversity hotspots by working to protect a single species, the giant South American river turtle. That’s according to a new study out Tuesday. The finding showcases the power of local conservation efforts, particularly in places that lack financial resources, the researchers say. “Our research highlights the valuable conservation service currently provided by local communities, not just for turtles but for the wid