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Illegal pet trade devastating population of endangered Philippine forest turtles

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No one knows how many Philippine forest turtles (Siebenrockiella leytensis) are left in the wild, but however many there are, the number is rapidly shrinking thanks to illegal trade, says Pierre Fidenci, President of Endangered Species International in San Francisco. Once believed to be extinct, the forest turtle was rediscovered in 2001 when scientists found [...]

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