Bangkok, Thailand, 11th December 2017—on the high seas, at railway stations and markets, Star Tortoise seizures continue to make headlines with the latest case in Bangkok marking 6,040 of the tortoises confiscated globally this year.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd May 2017—World Turtle Day: a recent conviction in Malaysia has highlighted the threat to freshwater turtles from illegal trade to supply an apparently growing demand for rare species in Southeast Asia.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd June 2016—A new study has uncovered a large trade in Southeast Asia’s little-known newts, taken from the wild for the international pet trade.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th April 2016—Two Malaysian men were arrested at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport last Tuesday as they tried to smuggle 23 reptiles and amphibians hidden in their luggage.
Bangkok, Thailand, 22nd February 2016—TRAFFIC is urging Thailand to improve its laws to protect a host of non-native wildlife species from trafficking, the same way it has for African Elephants and the illegal ivory trade.
Jakarta, Indonesia, 23rd February 2016—Close to 8,000 freshwater turtles destined for illegal trade were confiscated in back-to-back seizures in Indonesia over the past week, the vast majority of them protected Pig-nosed Turtles.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, October 2015—More than 200 freshwater turtles are currently being cared for at Soc Son Rescue Centre and the Turtle Conservation Centre following one of Viet Nam’s biggest ever turtle seizures.