47 Turtle and Tortoise Species to Receive Greater Legal Protection

The CITES meeting in Bangkok has produced a lot of news about elephants, both good and bad. But the CITES treaty covers scores of protected species of all different classes, which is still only a fraction of the species worldwide that are under threat. Today produced some good news for fans of reptiles, as a total of 47 turtle and tortoise species were added to CITES appendices, including three species of pond turtle from the US. Over 200 countries ratified the proposals, including the US and China, who actually agreed on CITES regulation for reportedly the first time. Leer más.