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dc.titleAre tortoises and freshwater turtles still traded illegally as pets in Singapore?
dc.contributor.authorGoh, T.Y.
dc.contributor.authorO'Riordan, R.M.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T08:22:13Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T08:22:13Z
dc.date.issued2007-01
dc.identifier.citationGoh, T.Y., O'Riordan, R.M. (2007-01). Are tortoises and freshwater turtles still traded illegally as pets in Singapore?. ORYX 41 (1) : 97-100. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S003060530700155X
dc.identifier.issn00306053
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/100119
dc.description.abstractThe red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans is currently the only reptile species that can be legally sold as a pet in Singapore. We report on the species of tortoises and freshwater turtles that were found for sale during a survey of 27 pet shops in 2004. Although the red-eared slider was the most common species for sale, small numbers of 11 other species were available. Of these, the import of one species (the Chinese soft-shell turtle Pelodiscus sinensis) is allowed for food but import of the other 10 species is not permitted for either food or the pet trade. We found that illegally held chelonians are often not kept on the pet shop premises. Our findings suggest that the Singaporean authorities' efforts to address illegal wildlife trade have to include other methods in addition to conducting raids on shop premises. © 2007 FFI.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectFreshwater turtles
dc.subjectPet trade
dc.subjectRed-eared slider
dc.subjectSingapore
dc.subjectTortoises
dc.subjectTrachemys scripta elegans
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentBIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
dc.description.doi10.1017/S003060530700155X
dc.description.sourcetitleORYX
dc.description.volume41
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page97-100
dc.description.codenORYXA
dc.identifier.isiut000245766600020
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