Turtles and tortoises

WHS that hold living species of turtles or tortoises.

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Aldabra Atoll Habitat of Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Asante Traditional Buildings Besease Shrine has a resident tortoise, which is said to be a fetish
Banc d'Arguin Habitat of green, hawksbill, loggerhead, leatherback and olive ridley turtles
Belize Barrier Reef Green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle
Blue and John Crow Mountains 1 turtle species (AB ev)
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Habitat of green turtle and hawksbill turtle
Carlsbad Caverns yellow mud turtle
Central Amazon Conservation Complex Yellow-footed tortoise plus 10 freshwater turtles
Chitwan National Park Indian starred tortoise
Cocos Island Habitat of Hawksbill turtle, Green turtle and Olive Ridley turtle
Coiba National Park Coiba Island also provides nesting beaches for at least four species of sea turtles [hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), olive ridley, (Lepidochelys olivacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea)] (nom file)
Desembarco del Granma National Park Habitat of loggerhead turtle, green turtle, olive ridley and hawksbill turtle
Discovery Coast Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead sea turtle
Donana National Park Habitat of spur-thighed tortoise
El Pinacate desert tortoise
Everglades Habitat of 16 species of turtles
Galapagos Islands Habitat of Galápagos giant tortoise
Great Barrier Reef Six of the world's seven species of marine turtle occur in the GBR. As well as the world's largest green turtle breeding site at Raine Island, the GBR also includes many regionally important marine turtle rookeries (OUV)
Guanacaste Habitat of Olive Ridley sea turtle, Leather Back sea turtle
Henderson Island Green turtles occasionally nest on the east beach (UNEP-WCMC)
Ibiza spur-thighed tortoise
Ichkeul National Park Two pond turtles, Iberian Clemys leprosa and European Emys orbicularis are found in the lake
Incense Route of the Negev Kleinmann's tortoise
Kakadu National Park Habitat of pig-nosed turtle
Keoladeo National Park 7 species
Komodo National Park 5 species
Lagoons of New Caledonia Green Sea Turtle
Lorentz National Park the rare pig-nosed turtle (UNEP-WCMC)
Malpelo hawksbill and leatherback turtles
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary Habitat of Assam Roofed Turtle, sawbacked terrapin and eastern hill terrapin
Manu National Park Yellow headed side neck turtle
Mount Sanqingshan Big-headed turtle - nomination file
Ningaloo Coast a wealth of sea turtles
Niokolo-Koba National Park four tortoise species
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park Habitat of yellow-spotted river turtle
Ogasawara Islands Green turtle (also lays eggs here), loggerhead turtle, hawksbill turtle and leatherback turtle
Ohrid Region Hermann's tortoise, European pond terrapin
Papahanaumokuakea Habitat of the threatened green sea turtle
Phoenix Islands turtle nesting and feeding grounds (green turtle)
Pirin National Park Habitat of Greek tortoise
Pitons Management Area Hawksbill turtles
Pitons of Reunion hawksbill turtle, green turtle
Plitvice Lakes European Pond Turtle (UNEP-WCMC)
Rainforests of the Atsinanana 5 species of marine turtle (UNEP-WCMC)
Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve Habitat of green turtle, loggerhead turtle and leatherback turtle
Rock Islands sea turtles (IUCN) - green and hawksbill
Sanganeb home to populations of .. marine turtles (AB ev)
Shark Bay Loggerhead turtle nest on the beaches
Sian Ka'an Habitat of green turtle, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle and leatherback turtle
Socotra Archipelago "Socotra hosts four species of endangered marine turtles - the Loggerhead turtle, the Green turtle, the Hawksbill turtle and the rarer Olive Ridley turtle. Loggerhead and Green turtles nest on various beaches around the islands. No nesting has yet been confirmed for Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles." (nom file)
Sundarbans National Park Olive Ridley turtles, Green Turtles
The Sundarbans River terrapin (UNEP-WCMC)
Tikal National Park Central American river turtle
Tropical Rainforest Sumatra leatherback turtle, green turtle, spiny terrapin, Malayan giant turtle and Malayan flatshelled turtle
Tubbataha Reefs Habitat of hawksbill turtle and green turtle
Ujung Kulon National Park "Green turtle is known to nest within the park"
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex African spurred tortoise, African softshelled turtle
Western Caucasus spur-thighed tortoise
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino Habitat of green turtle, hawksbill turtle, and olive ridley turtle
iSimangaliso Wetland Park Habitat of loggerhead and leatherback turtles

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