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Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle Geoemyda japonica © Klaus Stiefel (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Trade in endemic Japanese reptiles in China

Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle Geoemyda japonica © Klaus Stiefel (CC BY-NC 2.0)

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Published 8th March 2013

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Rare turtle sets Japanese precedent

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th March 2013—Japan is asking the world’s governments to help protect the Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, a rare turtle found on only three small islands in the Okinawa group. 

Trade in Japanese Endemic Reptiles in China and Recommendations for Species Conservation

Report author(s):
K. Kanari and L. Xu

Publication date:
March 2013