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Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata © Simon Buxton / WWF

Marine turtle trade in Viet Nam

Hawksbill turtle Eretmochelys imbricata © Simon Buxton / WWF

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Published 23rd May 2009

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Paper protection not enough for Viet Nam’s marine turtles

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23 May 2009—Marine turtles are vanishing from Viet Nam’s waters and illegal trade is largely to blame says a new study by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.

An assessment of the marine turtle trade in Viet Nam

Report author(s):
Dan Stiles

Publication date:
May 2009


Notes:

All five species of marine turtles occurring in Vietnamese waters are considered at risk of extinction by IUCN:
Hawksbill Turtle Eretmochelys imbricate Critically Endangered
Leatherback Dermochelys coriacea Critically Endangered
Green Turtle Chelonia mydas Endangered
Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta Endangered
Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea Vulnerable