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CITES protected chelonians in the markets  

The definition of CITES is: "CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival." (from the CITES web site )

The CITES listing of each of the following species as well as their  countries of origin are listed along with market pictures of said species in the ensuing pages (market prices are as of spring, 2002).    A further listing of some CITES protected chelonian species found in the markets for which there are no photographs can be found in a later section of this document titled  "Turtle or Tortoise species not photographed or not seen in the markets". 

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Callagur borneoensis - Painted terrapin CITES II


Cuora amboinensis - Malaysian/South Asian box turtle CITES II


Cuora flavomarginata - Chinese box turtle CITES II


Cuora galbinifrons - Flowerback/Indochinese box turtle CITES II


Geochelone platynota - Burmese starred tortoise CITES II


Indotestudo elongata - Elongated tortoise CITES II


Lissemys punctata - Indian Flapshell turtle CITES II


Manouria emys - Burmese mountain tortoise CITES II


Manouria impressa - Impressed tortoise CITES II


Morenia ocellata - Burmese eyed turtle  CITES I


Testudo horsfieldi - Horsfield's tortoise CITES II





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