Conserving the pig-nosed turtle

Papua New Guinea’s pig-nosed turtle has a better chance of survival thanks to a new project led by the University of Canberra and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research.

The unusual turtle, with its pig snout-like nose, is the last remaining species of a once widespread family of turtles.

Their eggs and meat are a local source of food. The project will involve the conservation of its habitat, and working with the local community to address the issue of sustainable harvest.

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