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Build the next generations to protect turtles

To celebrate the World Turtle Day, the Asian Turtle Program held an education program for students in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, to learn aboutĀ  turtles and tortoises of Vietnam and how to protect them. The presentation were leaded by officers at Asian Turtle Program and two volunteers from Bio-Environment faculty at Da Nang University. During two days on the 18th and 19th May 2016, 635 students of all 17 classes from grade 6 to 9 at Ly Tu TrongĀ  secondary school, Dien Minh commune, Dien Ban town, Quang Nam province were introduced to the turtle diversity in the world and Vietnam, with a special focus on the endemic Vietnamese pond turtles (Mauremys annamensis), the important role of turtles in the ecosystem as well as human culture. The students all raised their hand in support of saving the uique group of reptiles.

On World Turtle Day let's get more children learning about turtles!

Press release by: ATP

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Quang Nam school program 2016

Above: Students at Ly Tu Trong secondary school observe external morphological features of turtles.
Photo credits: ATP

school program 2016 in Quang Nam

Above: Ms. Nguyen Thu Thuy gives lecture on turtles and tortoises of Vietnam to students of Ly Tu Trong secondary school in Quang Nam province, Vietnam.
Photo credits: ATP


Quang Nam 2016 school program
Above: Pupils learn about turtles and threats through the Lucky turtle board game. Photo credits: ATP


Thank you:


The school program was a part of a conservation projects supported by the Critically Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to develop a strategy for conservation of important tortoise and freshwater turtle species n Vietnam.

We would like to thank the Education & Training Department of Quang Nam province and the Education & Training Department of Dien Ban town for their support during the school program. We are thankful that the headmasters and teachers of Ly Tu Trong secondary school welcomed us and that the students participated so enthusiastically.

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For more information please contact:

Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Consevration
Office: Room#1806 CT1, C14 Bac Ha building, To Huu Street,
Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
PO Box 46
Tel: +84 (0) 4 7302 8389



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Asian Turtle Program - Indo Myanamar Conservation
Room 1806 CT1, C14 Bac Ha Building, To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
PO Box 46
Phone:+84 (0) 4 7302 8389

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