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Saturday
Oct 04 2014

Intensive collection threatens peculiar Pig-nosed Turtle in Papua, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4th October 2014—Intensive illegal collection of the Vulnerable Pig-nosed Turtle for the pet, food and traditional medicine trades has reached alarming levels, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

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Friday
Sep 19 2014

Thailand’s tortoise seizures significant but insufficient follow-up to quash illegal trade

Bangkok, Thailand, 19th September 2014—Tortoises and freshwater turtles may be slow movers, but they are being smuggled at lightning speed through Thailand, with close to 19,000 seized in six years.

A new TRAFFIC report, Seizures of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Thailand 2008-2013 , analyses 53 reported seizures of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Thailand, over half of which took place at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok.

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Monday
Sep 08 2014

International smuggling threatens Borneo's remarkable "earless" lizard

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10th September 2014—An unusual and little-known monitor lizard from Borneo that has captured the interest of reptile collectors is emerging as the latest victim of the global illicit wildlife trade, an investigative report by TRAFFIC warns.
Lanthanotus borneensis or the Earless Monitor Lizard had long remained virtually unknown to the outside world due to its subterranean habits and limited distribution in north-western Borneo. Unknown, that is, until recently gaining attention from unscrupulous reptile collectors.

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Friday
Jun 06 2014

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Viet Nam join forces to crack down on turtle trade

Manila, Philippines, 6th June 2014—Government representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Viet Nam committed to improve intergovernmental cooperation to curb the illegal trade of marine turtles in the Coral Triangle.

The commitment was made at a marine turtle trade workshop hosted by the Government of the Philippines on 3 to 4 June 2014.

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Friday
May 23 2014

Alarming rise in Black Spotted Turtle trade across Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23rd May 2014—Illegal international trade of the Black Spotted Turtle in Asia has escalated over recent years and immediate action is required to stem the flow, a new TRAFFIC report has found.

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Thursday
Mar 27 2014

Recent seizures highlight trouble for Asia’s tortoises and freshwater turtles

Bangkok, Thailand, 27th March 2014—Hot on the heels of three major tortoise and freshwater turtle seizures in Asia comes another in Bangkok involving close to 300 animals and the arrest of two men suspected of smuggling them.

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Friday
Feb 28 2014

Bangkok a hub in recent tortoise trafficking incidents

Bangkok, Thailand, 28th February 2014—Over a period of two weeks, authorities in Thailand, India and Hong Kong have intercepted three significant shipments of rare tortoises and freshwater turtles—all of them destined for or transiting Bangkok in Thailand—and rescued more than a thousand animals from smugglers.

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Thursday
Feb 06 2014

Over 2,000 Pig-nosed Turtles fly home to a troubled future

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6th February 2014—Over 2,000 smuggled Pig-nosed Turtles seized in Hong Kong last month have made the long trip home to Indonesia where authorities have foiled the trafficking of thousands more of these sought-after turtles since early January.

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