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  • It is an American turtle, and is acting as an invasive species in the North-east.

  • It is threatening to invade natural bodies in North East India.

  • North eastern water bodies are home to 21 of the 29 vulnerable native Indian species of freshwater turtles and tortoises.

  • It is home to 72% of the population of turtle and tortoise.

  • Red-eared sliders were founded by an NGO named as “Help Earth” in Deepor beel and Ugratara temple pond in Guwahati. And another theme from Mizoram from Tlwang river

  • It derives its name from red stripes around its ear.

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