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ATP WEEKLY TURTLE BULLETIN
No. 23, 25th March 2012
1. Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam: 15-kilogram turtle released back to the sea.
SOURCE: www.nhandan.com - DATE: March 22nd , 2012
In the afternoon of the 22 nd March, Bac Lieu Province's Department of Exploiting and Protection of aquatic resources reported the release of a rare Logger head sea turtle (Caretta caretta) back to the sea. The animal weighed about 15.4 kg.
2. Hanoi city, Vietnam: Education Nature for Vietnam (ENV) helped rescued one turtle offered online
SOURCE: www.xaluan.com - DATE: March 23rd, 2012
On the 12 th of March, ENV in collaboration with the Environment police of Tay Ho district and Thuy Khue's public security (Ha Noi) rescued a rare Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) which was being offered online by a student for a price of 6.5 million VND (~ $311.90). After being rescued, the animal was released back to the sea in Nam Dinh province.Link to this web article online (Vietnamese)
3. Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam: 5kg turtle released back to the sea.
SOURCE: www.thanhnien.com.vn - DATE: March 21st 2012
In the afternoon of the 18 th of March, a local fisherman named Minh accidentally caught a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) weighing about 5kg when he was fishing in Deo Ngang pass in Ha Tinh province, northern Vietnam. Knowing the species is rare, he immediately reported this incident to Cua Sot boarder station. The turtle was released back to the sea where the fisherman had caught it earlier.Link to this web article online (Vietnamese)