An article on the plight of poor turtles in the illegal pet trade.
If it it’s not the pet trade, it’s hunting or the destruction of their habitat.
The illegal pet trade is devastating the population of endangered Philippine forest turtles. This, as is the situation of many of the endangered turtle species worldwide, is a case of The People Must Eat (make a living) versus the survival of a species.
Coming from the Philippines, I had no idea there was even an indigenous turtle specie – I hope that I will get the chance to see some in the wild…
Anyway, sea this article for more information on the illegal pet trade and the endangered Philippine forest turtle.