Current affair diary 4/12/202

Indian peacock softshell

✓Indian peacock softshell turtle, a turtle of a vulnerable species was rescued from a fish market in Assam’s Silchar.

✓The Indian peacock softshell turtle [Nilssonia hurum] is a species of turtle found in South Asia.

✓IUCN Red list status: Vulnerable species.

✓Schedule I species in the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972

✓This species is confined to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

✓In india, it is widespread in the northern and central parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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