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Seizure of 170 radiata turtles from Madagascar at Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport

Customs of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport services have recently communicated last 14 December, the seizure of 170 young starry turtles or turtle radiate from Madagascar.
The turtles were hidden in false bottoms of several boxes of sea cucumbers from the Island, and were to be sent to Laos.
Fifteen of these herbivorous turtles have died as they did not support the extreme conditions of confinement of their journey.
The other young turtles whose species is endangered were transferred for treatment at Village des Tortues in the South of France, near Gonafron in the Var department.


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