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Madagascar | NP officials bust 2 poachers with nearly 150 endangered tortoises

Authorities in Madagascar have arrested three poachers carrying 144 radiated tortoises, the largest known seizure of its kind in almost two years in the country. They recovered the tortoises, which are critically endangered and illegal to collect or trade, from an outrigger sailing canoe along the country’s southwest coast last month, and have sent them to a recovery facility in the region.

The arrest story was “worthy of a true crime series,” according to Madagascar National Parks (MNP), a semi-public agency that manages both a marine and a terrestrial park in the vicinity.

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