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Bangkok, Thailand, 11th March 2013—Governments worldwide voted last week to improve the measures protecting more than 30 freshwater turtles and a tortoise from over-harvesting for the international pet and meat trades.
Bangkok, Thailand, 8th March 2013—Japan is asking the world’s governments to help protect the Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, a rare turtle found on only three small islands in the Okinawa group.
Bangkok, 6th March 2013— Populations of elephants in Africa continue to be under severe threat as the illegal trade in ivory grows - with double the numbers of elephants killed and triple the amounts of ivory seized, over the last decade.
Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd March 2013—Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today outlined the steps Thailand would take to address illegal ivory trade in the country, including amending national legislation and bring Thailand in line with international norms.