Action: Red-eared terrapin: Public education
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- No evidence was captured on the impact of education programmes on reduction of red-eared terrapin populations.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
Educating the public on the negative effects of releasing red eared terrapins Trachemys scripta from captivity could help to reduce the number of terrapins in the wild (Bringsøe 2006).
Bringsøe H. (2006) Trachemys scripta. NOBANIS – Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet. European Network on Invasive Alien Species, 13pp.