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Reduction of Reptile Trafficking

Over-harvesting and illegal trafficking of reptiles for the western pet trade is recognised as a primary threat to many species’ survival. The most effective place to intercept trafficked endangered species is at the point of export, on borders. This interception requires legislation to protect species at risk, and for enforcement officers to recognise the protected species as they come through ports. This project provided a practical field guide to help front-line enforcement officers identify turtles.