The Ploughshare tortoise is a critically endangered species known to be one of the world’s rarest species of tortoise native to Madagascar. Photo: Shutterstock
The Ploughshare tortoise is a critically endangered species known to be one of the world’s rarest species of tortoise native to Madagascar. Photo: Shutterstock
Animals

Hong Kong ‘complicit’ in growing exotic pet trade with about 13,400 animals imported into city daily, environmental group warns

  • ADM Capital Foundation report reveals illegal trade has ratcheted up risks of species extinction and contributed to ‘extreme’ pressure on hundreds of species worldwide
  • City’s demand for animals such as yellow-spotted river turtle, African spurred tortoise and pancake tortoise ‘exacerbate unsustainable pressures on wild populations’

The Ploughshare tortoise is a critically endangered species known to be one of the world’s rarest species of tortoise native to Madagascar. Photo: Shutterstock
The Ploughshare tortoise is a critically endangered species known to be one of the world’s rarest species of tortoise native to Madagascar. Photo: Shutterstock
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