Asian Turtle Program
  Select your language vietnamese english  

 

  Share 

Marine turtle released in

Quang Ngai province, Vietnam

When local authorities found a 1.7 kg Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) which was kept in a small freshwater pond at a trader's house in Binh Son district, Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam they were not sure what to do. The animal had apparently been kept in fresh water for a long time which made them worry that if they confiscated and released it back into the sea it might die due to shock. However, on the 10th of October 2011 Quang Ngai Marine Resource Protection Agency visited the trader again. Assessing that the animal was still strong it was taken to the quiet Binh Hai beach and released on the same day by the Quang Ngai Marine Resource Protection Agency and Binh Hai Commune Police with a member of the Asian Turtle Program. After being released the turtle swam straight back out to the sea.

Press release by: Nguyen Van Luc - Asian Turtle Program

31st October 2011

 

 

 

Above: The lucky Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) before being releasing back at Binh Hai beach

Above: The turtle headed quickly towards the water after being released on the beach

 

Support Our Conservation Activities, if you would like our program and activities please visit our donations page or click the donate button

paypal

For more information please contact:

Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Cleveland Metoparks Zoo,
Office: Room#1302, Thanh Cong Tower, 57 Lang Ha Street,
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 (0) 4 3514 9750
Fax: +84 (0) 4 3519 0383

Email: info@asianturtleprogram.org

 

 

 
Asian Turtle ProgramJoin Us on Facebook   ATP would like to thanks the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for supporting this website
Asian Turtle Program - Indo Myanmar 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
E-mail: info@asianturtleprogram.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AsianTurtleProgram

Also in the News Vietnam

Other information that might be of interest to you follow this link

Support the Program

For more information on supporting the Asian Turtle Program please contact us

:: Home
:: Asian Turtle Crisis
:: Rafetus Project
:: Mauremys Project

:: Student Training
:: Dog Training
:: Photos
:: Species

:: ATP in News
:: Donate
:: Turtle Bulletin
:: Volunteers