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The Asian Turtle Program's thirteenth tortoise and freshwater turtle field skills development training course

The Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) would like to announce the opportunity to participate in the thirteenth Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skills Training Course. The course will be hosted by the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) in collaboration with the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) Cuc Phuong National Park.

Course’s participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the identification and conservation status of endangered tortoises and freshwater turtles in Vietnam;
  • Understand more about the biology, behavior and ecology of tortoises and freshwater turtles;
  • Obtain new research skills for field work including surveying, handling animals and data collection on tortoise and freshwater turtle species;

Participants will also be given the opportunity to complete a short research project (two to three weeks) during 2017 following the training course.

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Course date: 11th – 18th  March 2017
Course duration: 8 days
Location: Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province


Age requirement: 18 – 30

We strongly encourage applications from Laotian students enrolled at Vietnamese Universities, Vietnamese students, young national biologists, rangers and conservationists.


Applicants should fill out online application form at bellow link:

Download application form here to work offline before completing the online application.

Closing date for applications: 20th February 2017

Only successful applicants will be contacted.


The total cost is 6.500.000VND / participant. The Asian Turtle Program (ATP) will offer a number of full scholarships and partial scholarships (limited). Please clearly indicate in the application if you are able to cover your own costs or applying for a scholarship.

Above total cost included tuition, food, accommodation and travel for whole course.


Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation

Address: Room 1806, CT1, Bac Ha C14 Building, To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem, Ha Noi

Phone: +84 (04) 7302 8389


Please download information sheet and application form at the following link:

Information sheetpdf

Application form doc


Thank you:

We would like to thank the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for their support of our activities. We would also like to thank Cuc Phuong National Park and the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) who have partnered on the training program since 2005.

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For more information please contact:

Asian Turtle Program (ATP) - Indo-Myanmar Conservation
Office: Room#1806, C14 Bac Ha building, To Huu road, Nam Tu Liem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0) 4 7302 8389



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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) 24 7302 8389

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