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Hawksbills are found all over the world and are listed as endangered throughout their range. Threats to this animal include over-exploitation of the meat and eggs. Various parts of the body are also used for leather, oil, perfume, and cosmetics. The shell is highly prized for medicinal purposes, particularly in Asia, and is still used for tortoiseshell jewelry where it is not banned. In Singapore and the Philippines alone, 32,000 - 105,000 stuffed Hawksbills are sold annually. Severe declines in numbers have been noted in the western Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean region, and it is thought that nesting levels may be far lower than previously estimated.