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Panther chameleon Furcifer pardalis © vil.sandi / Generic CC 2.0

Malagasy reptiles and amphibians

Panther chameleon Furcifer pardalis © vil.sandi / Generic CC 2.0


Published 16th June 2011

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Malagasy wildlife on sale in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, 16th June 2011—Thailand’s pet dealers are supplying large numbers of Madagascar’s most threatened reptiles and amphibians to local and international markets, despite unanswered questions over the legality of the imports, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

Trade in Malagasy reptiles and amphibians in Thailand

Report author(s):
Matthew Todd

Publication date:
June 2011


1 Funding for this work was provided by the Darwin Initiative grant ‘Chameleon Trade and Conservation in Madagascar’ to DICE University of Kent and Madagasikara Voakajy.

2 Scientific names of species mentioned are: Antsingy Leaf Chameleon Brookesia perarmata; Ploughshare Tortoise Astrochelys yniphora; Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys radiata; Spider Tortoise Pyxis arachnoides