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"Asian Tortoise (Manouria Emys)." Asian Tortoise Videos, Photos and Facts. ARKIVE, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http: //www.arkive.org/asian-tortoise/manouria-emys/>. Asian Tortoise These are the most common names: Asian brown tortoise, Asian giant tortoise, black giant tortoise, Burmese brown tortoise, Burmese mountain tortoise and six-legged tortoise. Kingdom- Animalia Scientific name- Manouria Emys Phylum- Chordata Class- Reptilia Order- Testudines Family- Testudinidae Genus- Manouria

Virupannavar, Vijay. "Animal Diversity Web Manouria "Asian Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles." WWF. N.p., Emys." ADW: Manouria Emys: INFORMATION. N.p., n. n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2013. <http://wwf.panda. d. Web. 23 Nov. 2013. <http://animaldiversity.ummz. umich.edu/accounts/Manouria_emys/>. org/what_we_do/endangered_species/asian_tortoises_and_turtles/>. Asian Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Animal Diversity

Asian brown tortoise

The taxonomic classification and scientific name (Genus and species)

The shells are short and wide. it weighs about 20 to 37 kg and is about 50 to 60 cm in length. Males tend to have longer, thicker tails than females. It's behaviour is sedentary and solitary. It moves really slowly even when They live in moist temperature areas, forests, and tropical threatened. It lives in temperate areas and does A description of the characteristics of your rainforests that have monsoon rains. They eat grasses, not move away from water souces, like ponds. species including information about its vegetables, leaves, seedlings, herbs, fruits and fungi. The Turtles are herbivores-DIET- grasses, weeds, leafy They prefer living in places that are 13 to 29 lifestyle, diet and habitat. color of the shell is varied from light to dark brown. greens, flowers, and some fruits. degrees Celsius. Also found in eastern India (Assam) , Where is it found (distribution) in Thailand and It is mostly found in the southern/ northern/ west- central Bangladesh, and south and east through around the world? Include how this has part of Thailand. It also lives around Asia; northern Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and on the islands changed over time and predictions for future Bangladesh and northwest of India. of Sumatra and Borneo. In parts of Asia, they are exploited for food and Illegal wildlife trade- illegal trades for meat and shells- medicine. Habitat destruction is also a problem in > imported to hong kong, china, japan for making their endangered status. The pet trade is a medicines. Hunting- Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, problem too, as Brown tortoises are fairly Malaysia, Bangladesh collected tortoise meat for food- valuable. Over-consumption and habitat > the number of exploitation is increasing. There is destruction have caused populations of this What is its current conservation status also a loss of habitat through agriculture and wildfires species to rapidly decline. The species are (according to the IUCN) and what are the have effect on many populations.The IUCN considered Endangered by the International major threats it faces? conservation status is classified as endangered (EN). Union for the Conservation of Nature. - WWF is working with governments and authorities so that there is more effective enforcement of laws - WWF is helping to set up and improve areas for endangered species What are scientists/ voluntary organizations/ - WWF is raising public awareness of the tortoises. politicians/ environmentalists doing to - WWF is collecting more information on asian tortoises conserve the species? exploition and its impact on populations. - not everyone is following the rules- they are still doing illegal things, there's not a lot of places to What obstacles do they face with their conserve for the tortoises, no one really cares about conservation work? people who raises awareness, - Help raise awareness on Asian tortoises - give information to people - join an organisation - don’t throw rubbish in rivers, ocean and seas because tortoises will eat it and die - make space, (don’t interrupt their habitat) humans are claiming every space What could we do to further protect these - donate money, don't buy medicines, meat and shells from the tortoise species?