CITES identification guide - turtles and tortoises: CW66-176/1999-PDF

guide to the identification of turtles and tortoises species controlled under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora /

"Several turtle and tortoise species are currently endangered not only as a result of the destruction of their natural habitat, but also because of intensive international trade targeting them as pets or for their parts and derivatives. You can help change this situation by participating actively in controlling trade in turtles and tortoises in your country. This guide was created to enable you to identify turtles and tortoises mostly found in trade, protected or not by CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). It is designed to meet a need expressed by customs officers from various countries for an identification tool that is easy to use. No previous knowledge of turtles and tortoises is required."--How to use this guide.

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Title CITES identification guide - turtles and tortoises
Subtitle guide to the identification of turtles and tortoises species controlled under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora /
Publication Type Monograph
Language Multilingual-[English | French | Spanish; Castilian]
Format Electronic
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Other Formats Paper-[English | French | Spanish; Castilian]
Note Includes index. The catalogue number (CW66-176/1999) and ISBN (0-662-64169-8) for the bilingual print edition have been copied in this electronic publication. "Published with the collaboration of CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, TRAFFIC North America, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), and Biodiversity Convention Office, Environment Canada. The Humane Society of the United States subsidized the worldwide distribution of this Guide."--p. iii.
Date c1999.
Number of Pages 1 v. (various pagings) :
Catalogue Number
  • CW66-176/1999-PDF
Subject Terms Endangered species, Identification, Handbooks