Species of Sea Turtles
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Habitat and Distribution
Nile soft-shelled (Trionyx triunguis) is not listed under the International Conservation Union (IUCN) 'Red List of Threatened Species'.
Photo © 2008 MEDASSET
Threats to nile-soft shelled turtles vary from one region to another but include:
Loss of habitat due to coastal development, including tourism and in dustrialisation
Accidental capture by fishing activities (e.g. trawling)
Pollution due to industrial waste, marine debris, tar etc.
Collision with motorboats
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Illustrations: M. Demma © ICRAM