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Philippen, H.-D. , Commercial tortoise farming in eastern europe. Paper presented at Turtle Survival Alliance 2007 Annual Meeting. 
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Resource type: Proceedings Article
BibTeX citation key: Philippen2007f
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Categories: General
Keywords: Chersina, Chersina angulata, Geochelone, Geochelone elegans, Habitat = habitat, Haltung = husbandry, Malacochersus, Malacochersus tornieri, Schildkr√∂ten = turtles + tortoises, S√ľdosteuropa = South-Eastern Europe, Testudinidae, Testudo, Testudo graeca, Testudo hermanni, Testudo horsfieldii, Testudo marginata
Creators: Philippen
Collection: Turtle Survival Alliance 2007 Annual Meeting
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Abstract     
Testudinidae Testudo hermanni graeca marginata horsfieldii Over the last three years I had the opportunity to visit several commercial tortoise farms in Eastern Europe, such as: Slovenia, Czech Republic and Turkey. All farms have there strongholds in breeding huge numbers of Mediterranean tortoises of the genera: Agrionemys, Eurotestudo and Testudo (sensu stricto). Additionally exotic species, e.g.: Chersina angulata, Geochelone elegans and Malacochersus tornieri are bred. The different ways of keeping and breeding are compared as well as data of growth rates of a scientific research program are presented.
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