World Turtle News, 09/02/2016

Madagascar’s Sea Turtles Under Threat From Organized Poaching

WCS Madagascar is concerned about the huge illegal hunting of sea turtles in the country which they believe is from an organized trafficking network.
“The WCS team asserts that the recent spike in the exploitation of marine turtles is being driven by increasing demand for marine turtle meat and oil both on local markets and in Southeast Asia and the participation of local villagers in the illegal hunting for monetary gain. With an ongoing crises from illegal exploitation of precious timber, land tortoises, and now sea turtles, Madagascar is developing an unfortunate reputation as an illegal trafficking hotspot, WCS warns”

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Photo from Santisy Andriamiravo/WCS Madagascar.


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