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Monday
Dec 11 2017

Indian Star Tortoise seizure in Thailand brings year’s total to over 6000 individuals seized

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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Tuesday
May 23 2017

Turtle trafficker conviction highlights illegal trade threat to turtles on World Turtle Day

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.  

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Friday
Jun 03 2016

Under the radar: trade in Southeast Asian newts

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. 

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Monday
Apr 04 2016

Malaysians arrested in Jakarta with bags full of reptiles

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.

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Wednesday
Feb 24 2016

Legal loopholes leave non-native wildlife unprotected in Thailand

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.

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Tuesday
Feb 23 2016

Large seizures of protected Pig-nosed Turtles in Indonesia highlight magnitude of illegal 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.

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Friday
Nov 06 2015

Tokay Gecko captive breeding doesn’t add up

in Japanese

Jakarta, Indonesia, 6th November 2015—A new TRAFFIC report questions the viability of captive-breeding operations given the go-ahead to produce millions of live Tokay Geckos a year for export from Indonesia.

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Monday
Oct 26 2015

Seizure of highly threatened turtles highlights ongoing threat of illegal trade

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.

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