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Five new Asian Turtle species are listed on CITES Appendix II

The following south-east Asian turtle species have been listed as Appendix II as a result of decisions made during the CITES CoP13 in Bangkok, October 2-14. The proposals were voted on Tuesday October 12, 2004.

•  Malayan snail-eating turtle: Malayemys subtrijuga was listed in Appendix II (Prop.17).

•  Malayan flat-shelled turtle: Notochelys platynota was listed in Appendix II (Prop.19)

•  Southeast Asian soft-shell turtle: Amyda cartilaginea was listed in Appendix II (Prop.20).

•  Roti snake-necked turtle: Chelodina mccordi was listed in Appendix II (Prop.23).

•  Pig-nosed turtle: Carettochelys insculpta was listed in Appendix II (Prop. 22). ATCN Staff Report


14th October 2004
Press release by the Asian Turtle Conservation Network



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