06/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Madagascar's Illegal Tortoise Trade Is Devastating The Species

Armed bands of poachers are illegally collecting Madagascar's radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) by the truckload for the lucrative pet and meat trades, according to a report from the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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