• Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:19
    Dozens of rare Hermann's tortoises stolen in Corsica
    A turtle conservation park on the French island of Corsica is asking the public for help after 56 rare Hermann's tortoises, considered a nearly threatened species, were stolen from the site.
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  • Tue, 29 May 2018 14:53
    Police intercept vehicle with wildlife smuggled from Thailand
    Banteay Meanchey provincial authorities on Sunday night intercepted a haul of nearly 700 tortoises and water monitor lizards imported from Thailand.
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  • Mon, 21 May 2018 16:46
    Protected tortoises rescued in alleged smuggling interception
    Wildlife protection officials on Monday intercepted an alleged attempt to smuggle 14 protected African tortoises and other animals through Nong Khai to Laos and on to Vietnam, and arrested six people.
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  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:03
    Dusit Zoo visitors meet pair of giant Aldabra tortoises
    Bangkok’s Dusit Zoo on Thursday introduced a pair of Aldabra Giant Tortoises, the world’s second largest tortoise after the Galapagos Tortoise, as its new addition to woo visitors.
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  • Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:27
    Endangered tortoises found in untagged airport suitcases
    Thai authorities seized 330 live Indian Star tortoises hidden in three suitcases at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport early on Thursday morning but they had no luggage tags linked to any flight, Customs Department officials said.
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  • Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:39
    Malaysia foils bid to smuggle 'bearded dragons'
    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of bearded dragon lizards and tortoises into the country from neighbouring Thailand to be sold as pets, authorities said Monday.
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  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:22
    Man stopped on Thai border with orangutans, tortoises, raccoons
    BANGKOK - Thai wildlife officers have arrested a Malaysian man attempting to smuggle two baby orangutans, 51 tortoises and six raccoons into the kingdom across its southern border, officials said Thursday.
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  • Mon, 15 May 2017 15:11
     Malaysia seizes smuggled tortoises worth $300,000
    Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world's most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday.
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  • Mon, 15 May 2017 13:14
    Malaysia seizes smuggled tortoises worth $300,000
    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian customs foiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of the world's most endangered tortoises into the country from Madagascar, a senior official said Monday.
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  • Thu, 04 May 2017 15:24
    Indian man arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle tortoises, Meerkat babies
    Police arrested an Indian tourist at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Thursday after six tortoises and three Meerkat babies were found hidden inside his suitcase.
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  • Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:00
    Tears and magical tortoises – Chinese TV unveils graft secrets
    With a tale of a dead pet tortoise given Buddhist rites and a senior official shedding tears for his crimes, state television has begun airing a documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of some of China’s most dramatic corruption cases.
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  • Thu, 09 Jun 2016 01:00
    Over 100 wild animals ‘rescued’ from Hua Hin zoo
    The authorities launched a major raid at Hua Hin Zoo in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Hua Hin district yesterday, while investigations into the Tiger Temple and the case of stolen rare tortoises continue.
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  • Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:00
    Theft of endangered tortoises probed
    After the theft of highly prized endangered tortoises from the Bang Phra water-bird breeding centre in Chon Buri, the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) has launched an investigation and removed the head of the centre from hi
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  • Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:36
    Cambodia rescues half tonne of smuggled tortoises, pythons
    KANDAL, Cambodia - Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a tonne of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers, a forestry official said Tuesday, the latest haul in a country with a thriving illegal wildlife trade.
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  • Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:32
    Missing, presumed dead: underground Chinese bishop, aged 93
    SHIZHUANG, China (AFP) - In a living room plastered with pious images, the Shi family flicked through timeworn pictures of a wizened man with tortoiseshell glasses and bright eyes, the oldest bishop of China's underground Catholic church.
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