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Indian Star tortoise Geochelone elegans, frequently traded illegally as pets © TRAFFIC

Tortoises and freshwater turtles in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indian Star tortoise Geochelone elegans, frequently traded illegally as pets © TRAFFIC

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Published 17th August 2011

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Jakarta’s illegal trade in threatened tortoises and turtles persisting, warns TRAFFIC

Jakarta, Indonesia 17th August 2011—The open trade in protected freshwater turtles and tortoises in Jakarta’s markets includes a growing number of non-native and threatened species, a new TRAFFIC study warns.

The Trade in tortoises and freshwater turtles in Jakarta, Indonesia revisited

Report author(s):
Carrie J. Stengel,Chris R. Shepherd, Olivier S. Caillabet

Publication date:
August 2011