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Utilisation of Facebook to trade live reptiles in the Philippines

Southeast Asian Box Turtle Cuora amboinensis © Chris R.Shepherd/TRAFFIC

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Published 19th January 2018

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Facebook dominates as the main market place for illegal live reptile trade in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines, 19th January 2018—A new TRAFFIC study reveals a flourishing trade in reptiles on Facebook in the Philippines with rapidly growing membership in groups offering everything from Critically Endangered crocodiles to rare tortoises.

Utilisation of Facebook to Trade Live Reptiles in the Philippines

Report author(s):
Emerson Y. Sy

Publication date:
January 2018


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