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Fragmented wetlands in Prince George's County, Maryland

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A spotted turtle begins to cross a busy road in Prince George's County, Md., on Aug. 4, 2018. Spotted turtles are listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in all 21 states in which they exist, and are considered endangered by the IUCN. The loss of forested wetlands is the primary reason for the decline of the spotted turtle. The photographer stopped to move this turtle in the direction it was headed, to wetlands on the other side of the road. (Photo by Will Parson)
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A spotted turtle begins to cross a busy road in Prince George's County, Md., on Aug. 4, 2018. Spotted turtles are listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in all 21 states in which they exist, and are considered endangered by the IUCN. The loss of forested wetlands is the primary reason for the decline of the spotted turtle. The photographer stopped to move this turtle in the direction it was headed, to wetlands on the other side of the road. (Photo by Will Parson)