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Turtle Known Only From Asian Markets Finally Found in Wild

By Brandon Keim

In the early 1990s, biologists in southeast Asia discovered a species of turtle unknown to science. But there was a catch: They didn't know where it came from. Cuora picturata, as the new turtle was formally named, was found only in markets where it was sold for food.

New Study Points to Lead Ammunition as Primary Factor Limiting Condor Recovery

(Washington, D.C., April 8, 2011) A new study announced at the Society of Toxicology’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. points to lead ammunition as a primary factor limiting the survival and recovery of one of the country’s most imperiled birds, the California Condor.