Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Hawksbill-Turtles-in-China-27MZIFIX2J65.htmlConceptually similarHawksbill Turtle in ChinaGP02299Completed★★★★Green Turtle in ChinaGP0229ACompleted★★★★Green Turtles at Fish Farm in ChinaGP0229CCompleted★★★★Green Turtles in ChinaGP0229RCompleted★★★★Green Turtles at Fish Farm in ChinaGP0229DCompleted★★★★Hawksbill Turtles in ChinaGP0229SCompleted★★★★Green Turtles in ChinaGP0229QCompleted★★★★Green Turtle at a Fish Farm in ChinaGP0229BCompleted★★★★Green Turtles in ChinaGP0229PCompleted★★★★View AllGP0229FHawksbill Turtles in ChinaCritically endangered Hawksbill turtles are seen in a holding pen at a restaurant outside Sanya in Hainan Island. These turtles are prized for their meat and shell in many parts of Asia.Locations:Asia-China-HainanDate:28 Apr, 2010Credit:© Paul Hilton / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4929px X 3610pxKeywords:Day-Endangered species-Hawksbill turtles-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Restaurants-Seafood-Small group of people-TurtlesShoot:Turtle Poaching in ChinaAccording to Sea Turtles 911, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of sea turtles, there are over 2000 sea turtles in the holding pens in China. Statistics show that 80 per-cent are green, 15 per-cent hawksbill and 5 per-cent olive ridley. The creatures are caught mainly in gill nets in the South China Sea and eggs and hatchling are poached from the Spratly Islands. Turtle poaching in Asia is growing as the demand for meat and shell products increases.