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A Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoise Astrochelys yniphora © Global Widllife Conservation / CC Generic 2.0

Jakarta’s flourishing tradein threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight

A Critically Endangered Ploughshare Tortoise Astrochelys yniphora © Global Widllife Conservation / CC Generic 2.0

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Published 26th March 2018

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Jakarta’s flourishing trade in threatened turtles and tortoises under the spotlight again

Jakarta, Indonesia, 26th March 2018—They are shy creatures, but for the thousands of threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles found on sale in Jakarta’s shops and markets, there’s no shelter from the glare of the illegal trade spotlight, finds a new TRAFFIC report. 

Slow and Steady: The global footprint of Jakarta’s tortoise and freshwater turtle trade

Report author(s):
J. Morgan

Publication date:
March 2018


Notes:

¹Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
²United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

TRAFFIC’s studies on the trade in Indonesian turtles were generously supported by the Turtle Conservancy, Darwin Initiative and an anonymous donor.