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« Ivory and rhino horn seized in China | Main | Police in China seize elephant tusks »
Tuesday
Aug102010

Tortoises seized in China

In early August, Gengma forest police in Yunnan province seized 73.4 kg of tortoises along the China-Myanmar border. They included 46 Elongated Tortoises Indotestudo elongate, a CITES Appendix II listed species and 21 Wattle-necked Soft-shelled Turtles Palea steindachneri, a national second-class protected wild animal in China. One suspected was arrested who claimed to have purchased the tortoises in Myanmar assisted by a second individual, reports Xinhuanet.com


More (in Chinese) at: http://www.yn.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2010-08/09/content_20567496.htm

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