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Title: Aquatic turtles of Amazonia: An endangered resource
Authors: Smith, Nigel J. H.
Issue Date: 1979
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Biological Conservation
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 16, Número 3, Pags. 165-176
Abstract: Turtles have long served man as an important food resource in Amazonia. During the colonial period, Portuguese traders disturbed nesting beaches on a large scale in search of eggs which were converted into oil for cooking and lighting. Exploitation was increasingly intense by the end of the 19th century and turtle populations had declined drastically. Although legislation has been passed to protect them, enforcement is lax and turtles face increasing pressure from man not only for food but as a result of habitat disturbance. © 1979.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/0006-3207(79)90019-3
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