Thousands of turtles released into Bolivian river
18 December 2012 Last updated at 07:51 GMT
More than 120,000 baby turtles have been released in to a river in Bolivia in an attempt to boost the area's turtle population.
The turtles - which can reach up to a metre in length - have been extensively hunted for their meat and eggs.
Bill Turnbull and Susannah Reid report.