World Turtle News, 11/20/2019
New study finds illegal trade in marine turtles persisting in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam
A new study, carried out by TRAFFIC and commissioned by CITES have found that thousands of marine turtles and their parts are still being seized from both physical and online markets in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. All marine turtle species are listed in Appendix I of CITES, which prohibits the commercial international trade of marine turtles and their parts and derivatives.
Over 2,300 turtles, both alive and dead have been collected from 163 lawfully enforced seizures in the three countries, taking place between 2016-2019. Also, more than 91,000 eggs, 3,000 carapaces (shells) and 1.7 tonnes of turtle meat have been confiscated.
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