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Turtles and Tortoises in Thailand

Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys radiata © Glenn Marsch / CC Generic 2.0

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Published 25th April 2008

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Bangkok market a hub for illegal international trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 April 2008—Thailand is a major hub for the international trade in illegal freshwater turtles and tortoises, finds a new report, Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand, launched today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife monitoring network, a joint programme of WWF and IUCN. 

Pet freshwater turtle and tortoise trade in Chatuchak Market, Bangkok, Thailand

Report author(s):
Chris R. Shepherd, Vincent Nijman

Publication date:
April 2008