Illegal Trade in Tortoise

Wildlife traffickers smuggled up to 600,000 rare endangered tortoises out of Southern Madagascar between 2001 and 2010, according to the World Wildlife Fund.  On average, that means about 1,000 rare tortoises were illegal bought and sold each week.

(More prices of endangered animals.)

Source: “1000 rare tortoises poached each week in Madagascar,” wildmadagascar.org, September 30, 2010.