Genetic Research • Earth.com

“It is crucial to gather information and to assess [the mata mata turtle’s] exploitation throughout its distribution range to obtain a better understanding of its conservation status and to design appropriate conservation and management procedures,” the paper reads. Interestingly, however, it’s not the only recent study that has looked to genetics to help protect the future of exotic species. Photo Credit: GlobalP/Getty Images

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