Yesterday it was frogs, today it’s turtles that are under threat, mostly from human over-consumption. So says no less credible a source than the New York Times. According to this reputable news source, two-thirds of all species of tortoises and fresh-water turtles soon may be eaten into extinction. The Times calls for stiffer regulations and closer monitoring.
The Dominican Republic, located in the Caribbean, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its geographic location and heavy dependence on agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The country is also prone to natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, which are becoming more frequent and