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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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Monday
Dec 16 2013

World's rarest tortoise loses face value

Singapore, 16th December 2013– Conservation organizations fighting to save one of the world’s most threatened tortoises from poachers have resorted to a drastic measure—engraving identification codes onto the animals’ shells to reduce their black market value.

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Tuesday
Dec 10 2013

Rare Malagasy tortoises turn up in luggage seized in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, 10th December 2013—Royal Thai Customs today seized a bag containing 62 highly threatened Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata and arrested a Malagasy national at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Tuesday
Nov 12 2013

Royal Thai Customs intercept three attempts to smuggle tortoise and freshwater turtle in less than a week

Bangkok, Thailand, 8th November, 2013—Thailand continues to be a major hub for the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater turtles – but Royal Thai Customs are taking action.  This week alone, three smuggling attempts have been thwarted, all arriving at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Monday
Nov 12 2012

Action Plan to protect Great Apes finalized

Paris, France, 12th  November 2012—Members of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) last week finalized a long-term plan to protect great apes and their habitat.
The revised ‘ Global Strategy for the Survival of Great Apes and Their Habitat ’, and an associated Priority Plan 2013-2016 was adopted by delegates to the Second GRASP Council Meeting.

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