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Monday
Feb 02 2015

Recent spate of seizures highlights threat to Critically Endangered turtle

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2nd February 2015—A recent spate of poaching and smuggling of Palawan Forest Turtles is causing serious conservation concern and driving this Critically Endangered species found only on the Philippine island of Palawan ever closer towards extinction.

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Friday
Jan 23 2015

More than 2300 turtles seized at Jakarta international airport

UPDATE: Just days after more than 2,350 Pig-nosed Turtles were seized in Jakarta, another 5,284 have been seized in Bali.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22nd January 2015—Authorities in Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport have foiled a bid to smuggle an astonishing 2,350 Pig-nosed Turtles out of Indonesia this week, highlighting the continuing pressure on a species sought after for its rarity and exotic looks.

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Thursday
Dec 04 2014

Bangkok market hub of illegal trade in endangered tortoises from around the world

Cambridge, UK, 4th December 2014—A new study shows that Bangkok’s Chatuchak market—one of Southeast Asia’s largest wild pet trading centres—has been home to a sustained and illegal trade in highly threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles with consequences far beyond its borders.

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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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Tuesday
Jun 17 2014

Orangutan, gibbons and other animals seized at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

Jakarta, Indonesia, 17th June 2014–In the span of four days, authorities at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport have intercepted two significant shipments of endangered Indonesian species, including a sedated young orangutan.

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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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