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Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter, 2000, 3:24-25
© 2000 by Chelonian Research Foundation

Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter

Revised CITES Export Quotas for Chelonians 2000

CITES Secretariat Notification to the Parties No. 2000/053, 31 Aug. 2000

The following are the 2000 export quotas for turtles listed on appendix II and III of CITES. They are arranged first by country of export and then by Appendix listing.

Arranged by exporting country

Benin
Geochelone sulcata (II) 30 ranched
Kinixys belliana (II) 2500 ranched
Kinixys homeana (II) 2000 ranched
Trionyx triunguis (III) 65 ranched
Pelusios niger (III) 375 ranched
Pelomedusa subrufa (III) 750 ranched

Ghana
Geochelone sulcata (II) 750 ranched
Kinixys belliana (II) 140 live animals
Kinixys erosa (II) 120 live animals
Kinixys homeana (II) 340 live animals

Guyana
Geochelone carbonaria (II) 704 live animals
Geochelone denticulata (II) 704 live animals
Podocnemis erythrocephala (II) 50 live animals
Podocnemis unifilis (II) 0 live animals

Indonesia
Callagur borneoensis (II) 180 live animals
Cuora amboinensis (II) 6,000 live animals
Indotestudo forstenii (II) 450 live animals
Manouria emys (II) 450 live animals

Kazakhstan
Testudo horsfieldii (II) 39,000 live animals

Madagascar
Pyxis arachnoides (II) 1,000 live animals (1)
Pyxis planicauda (II) 800 live animals (1)
Erymnochelys madagascariensis (II) 25 live animals

Malaysia
Indotestudo elongata (II) 500 live animals
Manouria emys (II) 200 live animals

Mozambique
Kinixys belliana (II) 7,000 live wild-taken
Kinixys belliana (II) 3,000 ranched
Malacochersus tornieri (II) 0 to be determined
Trionyx triunguis (III) 200 live animals
Pelomedusa subrufa (III) 10,000 live animals
Pelusios castaneus (III) 7,000 live animals *
Pelusios gabonensis (III) 10,000 live animals **

Seychelles
Geochelone gigantea (II) 50 live juveniles
Geochelone gigantea (II) 30 live adults

Suriname
Geochelone carbonaria (II) 630 live animals
Geochelone denticulata (II) 692 live animals
Podocnemis unifilis (II) 630 live animals

Togo
Kinixys belliana (II) 700 live wild-taken
Kinixys belliana (II) 3,000 ranched
Kinixys erosa (II) 1,500 ranched
Kinixys homeana (II) 500 live wild-taken
Kinixys homeana (II) 2,500 ranched
Geochelone sulcata (II) ?? ranched (2)
Pelomedusa subrufa (III) 500 live wild-taken
Pelomedusa subrufa(III) 2,500 ranched
Pelusios niger (III) 500 live wild-taken
Pelusios niger (III) 2,500 ranched

Tanzania
Geochelone gigantea (II) 100 F1 specimens
Geochelone pardalis (II) 1,892 only F1 w/ CL 8 cm or less
Kinixys belliana (II) 450 F1 specimens
Malacochersus tornieri (II) 719 only F1 w/ CL 8 cm or less

Uzbekistan
Testudo horsfieldii (II) 35,000 live animals

Arranged by Appendix Listing

Appendix II species

Geochelone carbonaria
Guyana 704 live animals
Suriname 630 live animals

Geochelone denticulata
Guyana 704 live animals
Suriname 692 live animals

Geochelone gigantea
Seychelles 50 live juveniles
Seychelles 30 live adults
Tanzania 100 F1 specimens

Geochelone pardalis
Tanzania 1,892 only F1 w/ CL 8 cm or less
Geochelone sulcata
Benin 30 ranched
Ghana 750 ranched
Togo ?? ranched specimens (2)

Indotestudo elongata
Malaysia 500 live animals

Indotestudo forstenii
Indonesia 450 live animals

Kinixys belliana
Benin 2,500 ranched
Ghana 140 live animals
Mozambique 7,000 live wild-taken
Mozambique 3,000 ranched
Togo 700 live wild-taken
Togo 3,000 ranched
Tanzania 450 F1 specimens

Kinixys erosa
Ghana 120 live animals
Togo 1,500 ranched

Kinixys homeana
Benin 2000 ranched
Ghana 340 live animals
Togo 500 live wild-taken
Togo 2,500 ranched

Malacochersus tornieri
Mozambique 0 to be determined
Tanzania 719 only F1 w/ CL of 8 cm or less

Manouria emys
Indonesia 450 live animals
Malaysia 200 live animals

Pyxis arachnoides
Madagascar 1,000 live animals (1)

Pyxis planicauda
Madagascar 800 live animals (1)

Testudo horsfieldii
Kazakhstan 39,000 live animals
Uzbekistan 35,000 live animals

Callagur borneoensis
Indonesia 180 live animals

Cuora amboinensis
Indonesia 6,000 live animals

Podocnemis erythrocephala
Guyana 50 live animals

Podocnemis unifilis
Guyana 0 live animals
Suriname 630 live animals

Erymnochelys madagascariensis
Madagascar 25 live animals

Appendix III species:

Trionyx triunguis
Benin 65 ranched
Mozambique 200 live animals

Pelomedusa subrufa
Benin 750 ranched
Mozambique 10,000 live animals
Togo 500 live wild-taken
Togo 2,500 ranched

Pelusios castaneus
Mozambique 7,000 live animals *

Pelusios gabonensis
Mozambique 10,000 live animals **

Pelusios niger
Benin 375 ranched
Togo 500 live wild-taken
Togo 2,500 ranched

* Presumably refers to Pelusios castanoides.
** Listed that Pelusios subniger is a synonym ?!

1 Increased from quota of 25 in CITES Notification 2000/035, 15 June 2000.

2 Togo listed a quota of 500 ranched specimens in CITES Notification 2000/035, 15 June 2000.

NB: several CITES parties do not set annual quotas but permit exports based on non-detriment findings which may be made on a case by-case basis. Thus, the absence of an export quota does not mean that a country can not or will not export a species.