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DNR: Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program hopes to reverse decline in numbers

12:05 PM, May 17, 2013

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Wisconsin motorists and others can join a new effort to help reverse the decline in turtle populations by helping identify the deadliest road crossings for turtles so that crossing safety measures can be taken to help save turtles.

"Road mortality is a major factor in the decline of many of our turtle species," says Andrew Badje, a conservation biologist with the Department of Natural Resources. "Slowing down when driving by rivers and wetlands and reporting where you see dead or live turtles along the road are ways citizens can help protect and conserve these animals in the future."

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