Published 9 January 2009
Illegal trade in Malayan Box Turtles continues—TRAFFIC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9th January 2009—The Malayan Box Turtle is disappearing across Malaysia despite a ban on its export, finds a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. The turtles are in high demand in East Asia for their meat and for use in traditional Chinese medicine.
Science in CITES: The biology and ecology of the Southeast Asian Box Turtle and its uses and trade in Malaysia