Threatened species of Testudo graeca graeca

Other Names:
Endangered populations of Moorish tortoise
Endangered subspecies of North African tortoise

Testudo graeca graeca is currently threatened by collecting for household pets and 'medicinal' use in Morocco, for manufacture of tourist souvenirs and by habitat losses resulting from human population growth and climatic change which have promoted desertification, urbanization and the intensification of agriculture.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
16.10.2017 – 18:42 CEST