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A time lapse video of construction

of waterfall enclosures for

the Big-headed Turtle in Vietnam

In Cuc Phuong National Park in northern Vietnam we have been working to build some outdoor waterfall enclosures for the endangered Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum). The species needs cool, flowing, fresh water to survive, but being highly aggressive they cannot be kept in groups. With almost 200 of the species rescued from the wildlife trade since 2015, many with serious injuries, the centre has been able to recover about 75% of these animals. Now we hope to keep a small group at the centre for research and breeding and in spring of 2017 we want to release most of these animals back to the wild. Here you can see the video from the Turtle Conservation Centre which is supported by the Asian Turtle Program where all are staff are working together as part of a training exercise to build the first sample outdoor waterfall. We hope the turtles will be happy in their new housing and we hope you enjoy the video.

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Asian Turtle Program (ATP) - Indo-Myanmar Conservation
Office: Room#1806 CT1, C14 Bac Ha Building, To Huu road, Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
PO Box 46
Tel: +84 (0) 24 7302 8389
Email: info@asianturtleprogram.org


Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) - Cuc Phuong National Park
Nho Quan Dist., Ninh Binh Prov., Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0) 30384 8090
Email: haodt.turtleconservation@gmail.com


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Asian Turtle Program - Indo-Myanmar Conservation
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PO Box 46
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