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New notebooks distributed for Rafetus swinhoei awareness

New notebooks have been printed and distributed in 10 schools surrounding Dong Mo Lake, Hanoi in northern Vietnam. The lake is the only known wild location for the critically endangered Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), considered the worlds most endangered turtle. The new books picture artwork from a competition run for the species in local schools during March 2011 and will remind local school children of the important turtles who are also a part of their community.

27th April 2011


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Rafetus notebook

Rafetus notebook


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We would like to thank all those who have supported our work and the Rafetus swinhoei Project. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Birdlife International, Columbus Zoo and the Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF). As well as local partners and agencies, Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV), the Forest Protection Department (FPD) and the People's Committee of Vietnam.

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