DRI Rescues 436 Baby Indian Tent Turtles in Lucknow

  • Based on specific intelligence developed by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Zonal Unit, Lucknow.
  • Seized 436 baby Indian Tent turtles from a person illegally transporting them interstate.
  • Under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • The case was handed over to the Forest Department, Varanasi, UP, for further investigation.
  • The Indian Tent Turtle is a protected species under Schedule 1 of the Act
  • DRI, Lucknow has rescued 1721 babies of Gangetic Turtles in 5 separate cases.
  • Illegal trade and habitat degradation are major threats to these species.
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