Michael W. Klemens's scientific contributions

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Many species of tortoise and freshwater turtle have declined very seriously due to the modification of their habitat, and the demand for animals by the pet trade. This Action Plan takes a global view of the situation and provides a strategy for action.
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This contribution to the Occasional Papers of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) on the status and distribution of the Testudinidae, or terrestrial tortoises, is the result of five years of work by members of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise Specialist Group (which has since become the Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group) and is publi...


... Peninsula and Sicily could be a consequence of the wide pet trade affecting this species, with 269 hundreds of thousands tortoises collected mostly in south-eastern Europe between the 1960s and 270 the 1980s and shipped to western Europe [18,52] or even of more ancient translocations [53]. Future efforts should be devoted to achieve higher geographic resolution of genetic 286 population structure analyses, and to reduce the fraction of unassigned individuals. ...