Quick Answer: Is Turtle Banned In India?

Is tortoise banned in India?

The export of Indian star tortoises is banned in India under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The reptile is protected in its natural range in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It is a threatened species listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Which turtle is not banned in India?

Indian Soft/Flap-shelled Turtle (Lissemys punctata)

Although “Least Concern” Status holder, the L. punctata is not allowed to be kept as pet or traded.

The red footed tortoise is a native of South America and is a legal pet in India. But due to the endangerment of this species, it’s again come under the radar of the wild life conservation authorities. The ownership of this pet is now highly debatable!

Which pets are illegal in India?

Parakeets (there are no parrots in Indian wilderness), Parrots, Mice, Guinea Pigs and Rodents are all banned as pets in India.