Magdelena river turtles emerging from their shells

Critically endangered turtles under siege during Lent

In Colombia, intensive poaching in the weeks leading up to Easter threatens the long-term survival of two turtle species.

Inside a homemade incubator room in the village of Cotocá Arriba, Córdoba, a critically endangered Magdalena river turtle takes its first look at the world as it emerges from its shell.
Photograph by Gena Steffens

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