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Only a fraction of Malayan Box Turtle hatchlings reach maturity Sabine Schoppe / TRAFFIC

Southeast Asian Box Turtlebiology and ecology

Only a fraction of Malayan Box Turtle hatchlings reach maturity Sabine Schoppe / TRAFFIC

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Published 9th January 2009

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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

Report author(s):
Sabine Schoppe

Publication date:
January 2009