Some 1,500 live exotic turtles -- some restrained with duct-tape -- are found inside an airline passenger's luggage, Philippines authorities say, as they vowed a crackdown on the lucrative wildlife trade.
An endangered species of turtles may see a revival in their numbers following a successful breeding programme in Bhawal National Park in Gazipur.
Hundreds of tiny turtle hatchlings emerge above a Philippine beach at night and immediately look to the sea, hoping to beat huge odds and start a remarkable trans-oceanic journey lasting decades.
The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) on Friday night seized 30 Indian pond turtles at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and held three employees of an airline over their alleged involvement in trying to smuggle the turtles out of the country.
Border guards recover 874 turtles worth over Tk 2 crore from India-bordering Benapole area of Jessore’s Sharsha upazila.
Around 100 turtles seized by the members of Rapid Action Battalion and the officials of Bangladesh Forest Department in Shakhari Bazar of Old Dhaka.
Customs officials seized nearly 1,000 turtles at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today.