The prevalence of vulnerable South Asian freshwater turtles in the illegal trade – October 2018

The illegal trade in freshwater turtles and tortoises for pets is widespread and is increasingly characterised as transnational, organised wildlife crime. This briefing paper summarises the data collected by the WJC during Operation Dragon (2016-2018) and subsequent analysis, aiming at directing further research to assess the extent to which these species are in demand globally.

The prevalence of vulnerable South Asian freshwater turtles in the illegal trade – October 2018