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The entire trade of Indian Star Tortoises in Malaysia is beleived to consist of illegally acquired animals © TRAFFIC

Illegal pet trade threatens freshwater turtles and tortoises in Jakarta

The entire trade of Indian Star Tortoises in Malaysia is beleived to consist of illegally acquired animals © TRAFFIC

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Published 8th January 2008

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Illegal pet trade threatens freshwater turtles and tortoises in Jakarta

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 8th January 2008—An increasing demand for exotic freshwater turtles and tortoises in Southeast Asia is fuelling rampant illegal trade in the pet markets of Indonesia, according to a report released today by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. 

An overview of the regulation of the freshwater turtle and tortoise pet trade in Jakarta, Indonesia

Report author(s):
C.R. Shepherd and V. Nijman

Publication date:
January 2008