Native Turtles Threatened!

By Jieying Ding

A booming international trade in turtles is threatening turtles’ population nationwide, according to CBS Miami. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service propose rules to require exporters to get permits before shipping. Luckily, native turtles are not in danger of extinction at this point, but the increasing demands in exporting native turtles can threaten their long-term survival. If you have an opinion on our native turtles’ long-term survival, you have the opportunity to comment on the proposed rules until Dec. 29, 2014.