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Confiscation of endangered box turtles

in Hanoi, Vietnam

On the 17th of October, 2016, Economic Police of Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam, in collaboration with the Hanoi Environmental Crime Prevention Police confiscated two critically endangered Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons) being transported illegally by Nguyen Duc Dung residing in Phu Xuyen District, Hanoi. Following investigation at the object’s house, local authorities discovered five turtles of three endangered turtle species, including two individuals of Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons), one individual of Bourret's box turtle (Cuora bourreti), and two keeled box turtles (Cuora mouhotii).

ATP NOTE: we have contacted the Hanoi authorities to try and have these endangered turtles rescued. Since Cuora galbinifrons became protected in 2013 under the new national law, Decree 160/2013 we have seen more of the species being confiscated.

SOURCE: http://anninhthudo.vn

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Cuora galbinifrons

Turtle species confiscated by Hanoi Police on the 17th of October 2016. SOURCE: anninhthudo.vn

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