Madagascar

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Madagascar has been party to CITES since 1975

Combatting the illegal trade in ploughshare tortoises is a new project funded by the Darwin Initiative's Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. The project began in 2014 and will continue to 2017.

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Endemic to Madagascar, the ploughshare tortoise is a victim of its exotic appearance. Its high domed golden shell is much sought after by collectors and rare animal enthusiasts whose demands drive an illegal trade that has pushed the tortoise to the brink of extinction in the wild.

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