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The new studbook Astrochelys radiata

There is a new studbook Astrochelys radiata which will be managed by studbook keeper Sun Obsen and co-studbook keepers Didier Laurent and Henk Zwartepoorte. Henk Zwartepoorte will try to induce zoos to register their radiatas in the ESF studbook.<...

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New chelonian visitor center Vietnam

Hanoi, March 10, 2010 , Cuc Phuong National Park opened the doors to the regions first visitor interpretation center focused exclusively on the conservation and protection of tortoises and freshwater turtles.

Located on the grounds of the ...

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Confiscation 2000 indian flapshell turtles

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...

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Unique birth of Pyxis arachnoides oblonga

Thursday January 13, 2010 a Pyxis archnoides oblonga is born in the Netherlands.


The date of egg-laying was Saturday May 1, 2010.
The breeding cycle in the incubator consists of 70 days with a temperature of 30,1 degrees Cel...

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Confiscated Cuora amboïnensis from Hong Kong to the ESF in Europe

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 things Cuora amboïnensis, Malayemys subtriuga,Siebenrockiella crassic...

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Second Chance for the Yangte giant softshell turtle (RAFETUS)?

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...

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RAFETUS update, Good and Bad News from China

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...

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Critically endangered turtles found in Rakhine State (Heosemys depressa)

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...

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CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TURTLES RESCUED

(Hanoi) January 2009 - Nineteen turtles have been confiscated from the home of a trader including several critically endangered species that are known only to live in Vietnam.

Upon notification of the incident, the HSI-funded ENV Wildlife ...

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WILDLIFE TRADE OBSERVATIONS REPORTS

Bi-monthly wildlife trade reports, prepared by the Project for TRAFFIC South-East Asia can be viewed or downloaded from the Reports section of this Web site. To receive printed copies of current or past reports, please contact dhendrie@fpt.vn.

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Securing a Future for the Hoan Kiem Softshell Turtle (RAFETUS sp.)

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

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Box turtles facing threat

KUALA LUMPUR - SOUTH-EAST Asian box turtles are being wiped out from parts of Indonesia, where millions are butchered for their meat or sent to pet shops in the US and Europe, campaigners said on Monday.

The wildlife monitoring group Traff...

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Successful Studbook keepers day 2009

Dear all,
The studbook keepers day was a success. Around 30 people (studbook keepers and introduced people) attended. The atmosphere was great and the level of the presentations was very good. Some new studbook keepers introduced themselves ...

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Confiscation of 200 Western Painted Turtle in the Netherlands

August 2009, the General Inspection Service (AID) of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality confiscated 200 young turtles of the species Chrysemys picta belli (Western Painted turtle) from a trader. This species does not appear...

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Confiscated Geoclemys hamiltonii from Hong Kong to the ESF in Europe

For the second time there came Geoclemys hamiltonii from Hong Kong, China to the ESF in Europe. At Wednesday 16 September 2009, at 04.45 in the morning arrived at Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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