non CITES protected chelonians in the markets
Malayemys subtrijuga - Malayan Snail-eating Turtle
30 RMB ($4 US) per kilogramCambodia, China, Indonesia : Jawa, Sumatera, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia : Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Viet Nam
The snail eaters in the turtle market were in absolutely horrible condition. Most were dead and the rest looked like they were on their way out as well. The price on them was also amongst the lowest of all species likely due to their dietary preferences and therefore taste.
World Chelonian Trust
PO Box 1445