Monday, October 18, 2021

Video: 40 endangered black pond turtles rescued in Karachi

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KARACHI: The Sindh Wildlife Department has rescued as many as 40 endangered black pond turtles during an operation in Karachi.

The operation was carried out on a tip-off, according to a statement posted by the department on its official Twitter handle.

Also Read: SC orders Sindh govt, SMC to protect turtles

The accused persons arrested during the operation were presented before a district and sessions court in Karachi’s South district.

A first information report (FIR) has been filed against them under sections of the Sindh Wildlife Protection, Preservation, Conservation, and Management Act, 2020.

The court issued directives for the department to release the turtles at the Lake Haleji Wildlife Sanctuary.

Also Read: Rare two-headed sea turtle found on US beach

The wildlife department said the possession, illegal trade or smuggling of black pond turtles is a serious crime under both the domestic as well as international laws.

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