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Declared Turtle Trade From the United States
Ports (Air and Oceanic)
The majority of the turtles exported from the United States go through just a few international ports.
Please note: Numbers are recorded by hand (keystroke) into the system resulting in a data lag. For this reason the 2005 data should be viewed as possibly incomplete.
|City of Export||Total Shipments||Largest Shipment||Notes|
|Atlanta, GA||357 shipments to 21 countries||50,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to Hong Kong||225 Shipments to Germany|
|Boston, MA||7 shipments to 1 country||50 Macroclemys temminckii to Great Britain|
|Chicago, IL||393 shipments to 8 countries||1,600 Trachemys scripta elegans to China||142 Shipments to Germany|
|Denver, CO||1 shipment to 1 country||350 Trachemys scripta gaigeae|
|Dallas / Fort Worth, TX||1,919 shipments to 22 countries||120,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to Hong Kong||Largest 4 shipments were all sent by the same exporter|
|Houston, TX||26 shipments to 4 countries||22,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to Mexico||17 shipments to Mexico|
|Los Angeles, CA||1139 shipments 17 countries||150,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to Hong Kong||15 largest shipments were all Trachemys scripta elegans|
|Miami, FL||1,413 shipments to 29 countries||20,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to Hong Kong||280 shipments to Japan|
|New Orleans, LA||2,067 shipments to 19 countries||115,000 Pseudemys sp. to Japan||347 shipments to Mexico|
|New York, NY||35 shipments to 6 countries||5,000 Graptemys pseudogeographica kohni to the Czech Republic||13 shipments to Spain|
|Seattle, WA||1 shipment to 1 county||100 Graptemys sp. to China|
|San Francisco, CA||1,429 shipments to 12 countries||100,000 Trachemys scripta elegans to China||1,045 shipments to Japan|
|Tampa, FL||23 shipments to 5 countries||1,200 Apalone ferox to Mexico||17 shipments to Mexico|
Species will be listed alphabetically
If possible links will be provided to pertinent information about the species on this site. Supplying care information should not be construed as support for this trade.
If there is a conservation status for this species it will be noted
The numbers of live animals exported between November 02, 2002 and November 26, 2005 will be supplied for each species, detailing the total numbers of animals as well as the number and the percentage of the total for each year which were wild caught.
Yearly Totals - all species combined exported in each year with the number of wild caught and wild caught percentage calculated. The totals will be presented in the same manner for the entire time period for which we have data.
Monthly Totals - totals broken down by month for the entire time period
Nuggets (tidbits of information buried in the data)
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