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Indian Star Tortoise © Chris R Shepherd / TRAFFIC

Tortosies and freshwater turtle trade
in India 2009-2019

Indian Star Tortoise © Chris R Shepherd / TRAFFIC

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Published 01 Tháng mười 2019

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Over 11,000 tortoises and freshwater turtles entered illegal wildlife trade in India every year since 2009

New Delhi, 1st October 2019—To draw attention towards the illicit poaching and smuggling of Testudines in India, TRAFFIC reveals that a minimum of 1,11,310 tortoises and freshwater turtles entered illegal wildlife trade in a 10-year period i.e. September 2009–September 2019. This equates to more than 11,000 individuals in illegal wildlife trade every year or at least 200 per week since 2009. Considering that an unknown proportion of illegal wildlife trade presumably goes undetected, the actual numbers could be much higher.

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Under Siege

Report author(s):
Dr Saket Badola, Amar Nath Chaudhary

Publication date:
October 2019


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