How many turtles are extinct?
Of the 360 known turtle and tortoise species, 187 are threatened, according to the IUCN Red List criteria. Of these, 127 are endangered or critically endangered. Many could go extinct this century.
For what reason that Bakoko was declared endangered?
Although PFTCP has yet to determine the exact number of bakoko, researchers saw a decline of the species from 150 in 2007 to 110 in 2008. “In addition to local consumption, habitat destruction and exploitation for the international pet trade are threatening the survival of the species,” PFTCP noted in its report.