That'’ despite the fact that more than half of all turtle species are considered threatened with extinction. “Freshwater turtles around the world are declining. [Adam G. Clause et al., Plastic ingestion by freshwater turtles: a review and call to action]“There’s not this awareness that freshwater turtles have this potential threat of plastic ingestion. “We’re not here saying this is the newest, most horrible threat to freshwater turtles. It’s probably still the case that loss of habitat, introduced predators, overexploitation, those are the big threats to freshwater turtles.