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Dreaming in turtle : a journey through the passion, profit, and peril of our most coveted prehistoric creatures

Author: Peter Laufer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the ongoing challenges to endangered turtle populations, evaluating the global trade practices, limited supply, and increasing demand in high-population world regions that have compromised conservation efforts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Laufer
ISBN: 9781250128096 1250128099
OCLC Number: 1040080673
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: operating instructions for the journalist --
The majestic turtle --
The timeless allure --
The voracious consumers --
The tawdry marketplaces --
The prodigious farms --
The illicit hunts --
The wily smugglers --
The frustrated cops --
The pitiful casualties --
The conflicted public & the dedicated conservationists --
The imminent future --
Epilogue a call to action.
Responsibility: Peter Laufer Ph. D. ; foreword by Richard Branson.

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Traces the ongoing challenges to endangered turtle populations, evaluating the global trade practices, limited supply, and increasing demand in high-population world regions that have compromised conservation efforts.

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