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Curl, D. A., Scoones, I. C., Guy, M. K., & Rakotoarisoa, G. (1985). The madagascar tortoise geochelone yniphora: current status and distribution. Biological Conservation, 34(1), 35–54. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Curl1985a
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Categories: General
Keywords: Astrochelys, Astrochelys yniphora, Geochelone, Habitat = habitat, Madagaskar = Madagascar, Schildkröten = turtles + tortoises, Testudinidae
Creators: Curl, Guy, Rakotoarisoa, Scoones
Collection: Biological Conservation
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Geochelone yniphora Testudinidae
The Madagascar tortoise Geochelone yniphora is apparently restricted in distribution to isolated patches of bamboo forest in the vicinity of Baly Bay, north-western Madagascar. A distribution map of all known locations, both in the wild and in captivity is presented, and the major factors influencing the continued survival of G. yniphora are examined. These comprise: habitat modification, as a result of frequent burning of grassland to provide new growth for cattle; a demand for tortoises as pets and as food; and predation of eggs and hatchlings.

Conservation measures are recommended and their implementation discussed.
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