Is Indian tent turtle banned in India?

Is Indian tent turtle illegal in India?

Indian roofed turtle is protected under Schedule I and parrot is protected under Schedule IV of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Animal rights groups have consistently urged citizens not to buy such wildlife species as pets, since not only is it illegal, but there is animal cruelty involved in these rackets.

Are Indian tent turtles legal?

On the contrary it is legal to have turtle in India which is not native to India means Indian species. As such red-earned slider or Singapore turtle are legal. But Tortoises come under the purview of schedule IV of the IWPA and thus the department is empowered to register a case, conduct raid and arrests.

What type of turtle is banned in India?

Tortoise and turtles

The Indian Star Tortoise and the Red Ear Slider are among a few types of reptiles that are unsuitable for rearing in an apartment space, and illegal to own.

Can we keep turtle at home?

A turtle is viewed to be extremely auspicious. Thus, it is said that keeping it as per Vastu tips can do wonders. A turtle present in your home shields you and your family and keeps your relatives cheerful.

Is Black Pond turtle legal in India?

The Black Spotted Turtle is protected under national law throughout its natural range, prohibiting hunting and trade, and is listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1975, prohibiting all commercial international trade (CITES, 2016).

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How much do turtles cost in India?

Indian star tortoise is a protected species under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and each turtle costs about Rs10,000 in the international market, according to the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).

How long do Indian turtles live?

The average lifespan for Indian star tortoises in the wild is 35 to 80 years. In captivity, these tortoises live for an average of 25 years.