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Public Domain Picture: #13 - U.S. Proposals to CoP16

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#13 - U.S. Proposals to CoP16
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#13 - U.S. Proposals to CoP16
Countdown to CoP16: Follow us this week as we highlight the plight of turtles and tortoises around the world. Turtles are in serious trouble around the world. Increasingly, freshwater turtles are in danger, with over half of the world's species threatened with extinction. The United States has proposed three species of North American turtles for inclusion on CITES Appendix II, including the spotted turtle (pictured below). This listing would not ban the international trade or possession of the listed species but would regulate international trade to ensure that it is legal and sustainable. Learn more: Spotted Turtle. Taken by Todd Pierson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0), Michigan, 2011.
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