July 8, 2010 the already nineth import since 2002 of Hong Kong SAR confiscated turtles arrived at Amsterdam airport Netherlands. All Hong Kong animals are imported by the Turtle Survival Alliance Europe (TSA- Europe) and handed over to the Europea...read more
Wild caught and trade in reptiles appeared to be compelling points. Reptile forums play an indirect role in this.
The 15th CITES meeting of the Conference of Parties (CoP15) was held from the 13th until the 25th of March 2010 at Doha, Qata...read more
January 23, 2010 around 2000 indian flapshell turtles confiscated at Etawah, Uttar Pradesh in India. The Police team has taken action against the local turtle poachers and recovered turtles from their home under the direction of District Magistrat...read more
Again the ESF will receive confiscated turtles from the Wild Animal rescue Center of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden in Hong Kong, China. This time it concerns among other thingsÂ Cuora amboÃ¯nensis, Malayemys subtriuga,Siebenrockiella crassic...read more
A new partnership between the Turtle Conservation and Ecology Project (TCEP) and Professor Ha Dinh Duc of Hanoi University will investigate ways to provide greater protection for a species of softshell turtle (Rafetus sp.)read more
The second year of the Rafetus breeding program at the Suzhou Zoo is again underway. The male has been basking in shallow water regularly since 18 March and the female since 19 March
On 23 April representatives of the Suhou Zoo, the Changs...read more
On 3 July the Suhou staff found a second clutch of 65 eggs. 36 eggs -including 13 broken ones - were removed for artificial incubation and the rest left in the sand beach. However, when Dr. Gerald Kuchling returned to the Zoo he candled all Rafetu...read more
A TEAM of surveyors has discovered five specimens of a rare turtle species in the forests of Rakhine State that was last seen in the wild nearly a decade ago.
The team consisted of scientists from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation S...read more