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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter
Number 1 January 2000

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Publisher's Editorial: Turtle Survival Crisis. - Anders G.J. Rhodin
Letter from the Editors. - Heather Kalb and Allen Salzberg
Letter from the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. - John Behler
Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group Members
Articles
Asian Turtles are Threatened by Extinction. - Sandra Altherr and Daniela Freyer
The United States' Final Submission For April 2000 CITES Conference. - Patricia Fisher
Current Review on China Food Market/Turtle Crisis. - William McCord
Asian Turtle Conservation Effort. - Dave Collins
Powdermill IV: International Freshwater Turtle Conference. - Anders G.J. Rhodin
Powdermill Conference: Trouble for the World's Turtles. - Jeffrey E. Lovich, Russell A. Mittermeier, Peter C.H. Pritchard, Anders G.J. Rhodin, and J. Whitfield Gibbons
FYI: Box Turtle Enthusiasts, a New Dissertation is Available
Chelonian Relocation Projects and Heritage Collections. - Ray Ashton and Ghislaine Guyot
Legal Issues
Passage of the Louisiana Law Prohibiting the Commercial Harvest of Wild Box Turtles. - Martha Ann Messinger & George M. Patton
Emergency Prohibition Against Importation of Two African Tortoise Species into Florida. - Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Suit to Save Western Herps and Snails from Extinction. - Kierán Suckling
Organizations
What is PARC and Why Should You Care? - J. Whitfield Gibbons
The Chelonian Research Institute, A New Systematics Resource. - Peter C.H.Pritchard
Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute. - Ghislaine Guyot
Tortoise Reserve: Their Projects and the New Chelonian Slide Collection. - Gregory Pokrywka
Information Sought
Conferences
Newsnotes



The cover photo is by Chris Shepherd, TRAFFIC SE Asia. It depicts a daily shipment of hundreds of live Cuora amboinensis in a holding tank in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia, destined for export to international food markets.