Leatherbacks in Malaysia extinct


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  • Tuesday, 08 Aug 2006

BANGKOK: The endangered leatherback turtle population is effectively extinct in Malaysia and this has deprived the country of one of its most charismatic tourist lures, says a United Nations Environment Programme report. 

It said Malaysia offered one of the most dramatic, best-documented examples of decline in a nesting population of marine turtles. 

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