Information needed on turtles for consideration of CITES Listing Due 10/26/15


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Friends and Colleagues:

Please see the link below on U.S. species proposals for the 17th meeting of the CITES Conference of the Parties (South Africa; 2016). Comments are due to us by 26 October 2015.

There are a handful of turtle species on which the U.S. is undecided, so please take a look and share any pertinent information on the conservation or trade status of:

Chaco side-necked turtle (Acanthochelys pallidipectoris)
African and Middle Eastern softshell turtles in the family Trionychidae;
Aubry's flapshell turtle (Cycloderma aubryi)
Zambezi flapshell turtle (C. frenatum)
Nubian flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis elegans)
Senegal flapshell turtle (C. senegalensis)
Euphrates softshell turtle (Rafetus euphraticus)
African or Nile softshell turtle (Trionyx triunguis)

Also, if you have significant new information on the conservation or trade status of Graptemys, Macrochelys or Pelodiscus sinensis please share that as well.

Thanks much, Bruce

Bruce J. Weissgold, Senior CITES Specialist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
International Affairs, Division of Management Authority
5275 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803
Tel: (703) 358-1987 or (800) 358-2104 ext. 1987
Mobile: (703) 346-8886
Fax: (703) 358-2298
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