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Pig-nosed Turtle on display in mainland China © Gayle Burgess/TRAFFIC

Assessing the trade In Pig-Nosed Turtles in Papua, Indonesia

Pig-nosed Turtle on display in mainland China © Gayle Burgess/TRAFFIC

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Published 4th October 2014

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Intensive collection threatens peculiar Pig-nosed Turtle in Papua, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th October 2014—Intensive illegal collection of the Vulnerable Pig-nosed Turtle for the pet, food and traditional medicine trades has reached alarming levels, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

Assessing the trade In Pig-Nosed Turtles Carettochelys insculpta in Papua, Indonesia

Report author(s):
E. A. Burgess and R. Lilley

Publication date:
October 2014


Notes:

1. The Pig-nosed Turtle Carettochelys insculpta, also known as the Fly River Turtle, is found only in northern Australia and southern New Guinea, which is divided politically between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Papua province, Indonesia.