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Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). Distribution: China, Lao PDR, Vietnam.  Population: Critically Endangered (IUCN 2000); uncommon; populations  severely depleted in recent decades; hunters report that species is now  difficult to find.  Threats: Collection for trade; high demand in international pet trade and  for human consumption in Asia; habitat loss and degradation are secondary  threats. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). Distribution: China, Lao PDR, Vietnam. Population: Critically Endangered (IUCN 2000); uncommon; populations severely depleted in recent decades; hunters report that species is now difficult to find. Threats: Collection for trade; high demand in international pet trade and for human consumption in Asia; habitat loss and degradation are secondary threats. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Annam leaf turtle (Mauremys annamensis). Distribution: Vietnam.  Population: Critically Endangered (IUCN 2000); common until early to mid-  1990s when it became subject to commercial trade which led to collapse of  population within a few years. Threats: Collection for international pet trade and human consumption in  Asia; also used locally for medicinal purposes; habitat loss and degradation  are secondary threats. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Annam leaf turtle (Mauremys annamensis). Distribution: Vietnam. Population: Critically Endangered (IUCN 2000); common until early to mid- 1990s when it became subject to commercial trade which led to collapse of population within a few years. Threats: Collection for international pet trade and human consumption in Asia; also used locally for medicinal purposes; habitat loss and degradation are secondary threats. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Indochinese Box Turtle (Cuora galbinifrons)

♥ Pet Turtle ♥ A Wild Indochinese Box Turtle, sadly, a "critically endangered" species.

Endangered Keeled Box Turtle (Cuora mouhotii).

“ A tiny new face has Tennessee Aquarium herpetologists smiling. This is the Aquarium’s first successful hatching of a Keeled Box Turtle, Cuora mouhotii, a species that is considered endangered by the.

The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is native to Canada, the USA and Mexico. It was uplisted from Low Risk/ Near Threatened to Vulnerable as the population decline probably exceeds 30%. The causes for this decline are not fully understood but comprise a mixture of habitat destruction and degradation, direct mortality from vehicle strikes, predation and collection for the pet trade; Photo by Jonathan Mays

The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) is native to Canada, the USA and Mexico

Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica). Distribution: Japan.  Population: Endangered (IUCN 2000); Vulnerable in Red List of Threatened  Wildlife of Japan; population declining in size and distribution; populations  in severe decline on Okinawajima; two small isolated populations on  Kumejima.  Threats: Habitat loss and degradation, road mortality, introduced predators  and illegal capture and export for pet trade. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica). Distribution: Japan. Population: Endangered (IUCN 2000); Vulnerable in Red List of Threatened Wildlife of Japan; population declining in size and distribution; populations in severe decline on Okinawajima; two small isolated populations on Kumejima. Threats: Habitat loss and degradation, road mortality, introduced predators and illegal capture and export for pet trade. www.bornfreeusa.org/cites

Terrapene carolina triungis | ©Dietrich Meyer (Bryan, Texas, US) Terrapene carolina (Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico. It has six recognized subspecies, four of them are found in the United States, and two subspecies are found in Mexico. All box turtles have a bilobed, hinged plastron that allows the turtle to close its shell almost completely (that is why they are named box turtles). When frightened...

Terrapene carolina triungis(Emydidae) is a species of box turtle found throughout the eastern United States and Mexico.

Box Turtle Crossing, Nebraska

Box Turtle crossing in Nebraska.

Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) are one of the most familiar turtles in the eastern U.S. but are declining due to habitat loss, road mortality, and collection.

Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina) are one of the most familiar turtles in the eastern U. but are declining due to habitat loss, road mortality, and collection.

11 Critically endangered turtle species. http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/11-critically-endangered-turtle-species.html @sea Shepherd Conservation Society #defendconserveprotect

11 critically endangered turtle species

Painted Terrapin, or the Saw-jawed Terrapin The species is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Between 1986 and 1996 it moved from "vulnerable" to "critically endangered".

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