Nigeria, Feb. 2 -- The Biodiversity Preservation Centre in Akwa Ibom State, South-south Nigeria, has rescued an infant turtle, the green sea turtle, from some local fishermen who wanted to sell the poor animal as bushmeat.

This is coming about six months after two turtles were rescued in the state and handed over to the centre for rehabilitation.

Edem Eniang, a professor of wildlife and head of the centre, showed the latest rescued turtle to PREMIUM TIMES, Sunday afternoon, at the centre in Uyo.

The fishermen, who caught the turtle some three days before as a by-catch in Cross River, a major river in South-south Nigeria, were bargaining with potential buyers when someone around a community in Itu Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State,...