Study

Repatriation of radiated tortoises, Geochelone radiata, from Reunion Island to Madagascar

  • Published source details Boullay S. (1995) Repatriation of radiated tortoises, Geochelone radiata, from Reunion Island to Madagascar. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 1, 319-320.

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Translocate adult or juvenile reptiles: Tortoises, terrapins, side-necked & softshell turtles

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Reptile Conservation
  1. Translocate adult or juvenile reptiles: Tortoises, terrapins, side-necked & softshell turtles

    A study in 1994 in one reserve in southeast Madagascar (Boullay 1995) reported that translocated radiated tortoises Geochelone radiata survived and some mated following release. No mortalities were recorded, and numerous mating events were observed up to a maximum of one year following the release. In May 1994, a total of 169 radiated tortoises (107 females and 62 males) were released at the reserve site. Tortoises came from customs seizures by officials on RĂ©union Island.

    (Summarised by: William Morgan)

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