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Chelonian Research Monographs – Number 2

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ASIAN
TURTLE TRADE

Proceedings of a Workshop on Conservation and Trade of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia


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Chelonian Research Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of Chelonian Research Monographs, published August 2000:

ASIAN TURTLE TRADE:
Proceedings of a Workshop on
Conservation and Trade of
Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia
Edited by
PETER PAUL VAN DIJK,
BRYAN L. STUART,
AND ANDERS G.J. RHODIN

This timely and critically important volume documents the trade in non-marine chelonians for the Asian food and medicinal markets, presenting the results of a regional workshop on Asian turtle trade held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in December 1999. The 164-page volume is available in hard or soft cover and encompasses 22 papers by 45 contributors and includes over 50 full-color photographs.

Hard cover and Soft cover editions are still available for immediate delivery.


Table of Contents

Executive Summary
Introduction

The status of turtles in Asia.
An overview of Asian turtle trade.

Northeast Asia Region (China, Hong Kong, and
Taiwan)

Conservation and trade of terrestrial and freshwater turtles and tortoises in the People¹s Republic of China.
Trade and conservation of turtles and tortoises in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People¹s Republic of China.
Current status and utilization of chelonians in Taiwan.
Turtle trade in northeast Asia: regional summary.

Indochina Region (Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam)

Overview of turtle trade in Cambodia.
Conservation status and trade of turtles in Laos.
Status and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles
in Vietnam.
Turtle trade in Indochina: regional summary.

South Asia Region (Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar)

Trade and conservation status of turtles and tortoises in Bangladesh.
Status information on the tortoises and freshwater turtles
of India.
Exploitation and conservation status of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Myanmar.
Turtle trade in south Asia: regional summary.

Southeast Asia Region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Thailand)

Freshwater turtle and tortoise conservation and utilization
in Indonesia.
Export of live freshwater turtles and tortoises from North Sumatra and Riau, Indonesia: a case study.
Freshwater turtle and tortoise utilization and conservation status in Malaysia.
Conservation status of freshwater turtles in Papua New Guinea.
Conservation status, trade, and management of tortoises
and freshwater turtles in Thailand.
Turtle trade in southeast Asia: regional summary.

Summary

Conclusions and recommendations.

Appendix

Recommended changes to 1996 IUCN Red List status of Asian turtle species.

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