Indian Turtles Disappearing Due to International Illegal Trade

“In the last six months 10,000 live turtles from 8-9 species have been confiscated from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal,” said Shailendra Singh, director of the Turtle Survival Alliance – India Programme.  “In a seizure, you can find big numbers of turtles which can range from 7-10,000. We have had instances of seizures where 6,500 Indian flapshell turtles were caught when they were being taken for food markets.” Read more from thethirdpole.net HERE.