Removal of Nonnative Slider Turtles (Teachemys scripta) and Effects on Native Sonora Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) at Montezuma Well, Yavapai County, Arizona

Removal of Nonnative Slider Turtles (Teachemys scripta) and Effects on Native Sonora Mud Turtles (Kinosternon sonoriense) at Montezuma Well, Yavapai County, Arizona

by U.S. Department of the Interior
     
 
The National Park Service (NPS) estimates that 234 national parks contain nonnative, invasive animal species that are of management concern (National Park Service, 2004). Understanding and controlling invasive species is thus an important priority within the NPS (National Park Service, 1996). The slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) is one such invasive species. Native

Overview

The National Park Service (NPS) estimates that 234 national parks contain nonnative, invasive animal species that are of management concern (National Park Service, 2004). Understanding and controlling invasive species is thus an important priority within the NPS (National Park Service, 1996). The slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) is one such invasive species. Native to the Southeastern United States (Ernst and Lovich, 2009), as well as Mexico, Central America, and portions of South America (Ernst and Barbour, 1989), the slider turtle has become established throughout the continental United States and in other locations around the world (Burke and others, 2000).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781495930669
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/19/2014
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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