Support Terrapin Stock Assessment
The Diamondback Terrapin may be under increasing harvesting pressure. This species is a prized food item in many urban markets in the US and in Canada. In response to citizens request the Governor of Maryland has appropriated $250,000 for a five year stock assessment of the Diamondback Terrapin, the State Reptile. ALthough the funds have been requested, the overall budget must be approved. This is a very important study and necessary to conserve this species.
I support the expenditure of $250,000 of public funds to assess the population of diamondback terrapin in the Chesapeake Bay and request that Governor Glendening and the Maryland General Assembly secure these funds.
The Support Terrapin Stock Assessment petition to Terrapin Institute was written by Magothy Walbeck and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.