The European pond turtle. A unique relic of Polish nature

Director: Michal Ogrodowczyk

Producer: Michal Ogrodowczyk

Country: Poland


In northern and central Europe, the European pond turtle is now a very rare animal and has
been included in the Red List of Threatened Animals in many countries.
The main reason for the disappearance of this species was humans, who have destroyed its
populations and habitats for hundreds of years. In many regions of Europe it was caught en
masse for culinary purposes.
The European pond is the only naturally occurring species of turtle in Poland.
The film allows you to get to know this unusual reptile better.