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An Oriental Rat Snake Ptyas Mucosa © JanetandPhil / CC Generic 2.0

Oriental Rat Snake trade in Java

An Oriental Rat Snake Ptyas Mucosa © JanetandPhil / CC Generic 2.0

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Published 4th March 2010

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Rat snakes on a slippery slope

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4 March 2010—Government-set quotas in Indonesia are being widely-flouted, leading to over-harvesting and illegal trade in Oriental Rat Snakes from Java, the Indonesian island where the species is largely sourced a new TRAFFIC study has found.

Conservation Status and Impacts of Trade on the Oriental Rat Snake Ptyas mucosa in Java, Indonesia

Report author(s):
Mark Auliya

Publication date:
March 2010

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