19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation

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“El nacimiento.” A sea turtle egg. Photo source: ©©Emmanuel Frezzotti

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Police seized 19,000 sea turtle eggs off the coast of Malaysia in a special operation to hobble a major smuggling syndicate…

Read Full Article, National Geographic (07-24-2016)

Ban turtle eggs trade in Malaysia: WWF, PhysOrg (08-03-2011)
WWF urged Malaysia to impose a national ban on the trade and consumption of turtle eggs to ensure the survival of the marine creatures.Turtles once arrived in their thousands to lay eggs on Malaysian beaches but are now increasingly rare due to poaching and coastal development…

Stealing Turtle Eggs Got People Shot, But The Thievery Continues, National Geographic (12-08-2015)

Sea Turtle Eggs Have Turned Beach into a Battleground, ABC News (11-08-2015)

Sea Turtle Egg Poaching Legalized in Costa Rica: The Debate, Coastal Care (07-29-2011)

How Do Marine Turtles Return To The Same Beach To Lay Their Eggs? Science Daily (12-09-2010)

After Steep Decline, Signs of Hope for World’s Sea Turtles; Yale E360 (12-12-2014)
Nearly all sea turtle species have been classified as endangered, with precipitous declines in many populations in recent decades. But new protections are demonstrating that dramatic recovery for these remarkable reptiles is possible…