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Since 2005 the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park annualy hold a Tortoise and Fresh-water Turtle Field Skill Training Course for Vietnamese students, young conservationists and wildlife protection officials.

In the weeklong course participants are provided with practical skills and experience relating to research and conservation of turtles through a combination of classroom instruction and field exercises.

Students learn about the extinction threats facing Asia's turtles, about turtle ecology and how to identify different turtle species native to Vietnam. Participants also aquire practical skills such as handling turtles, measuring and mapping, using GPS, interview methods, aquatic trapping methods and complete practicals both in local communities and the forest.

The course is instructed by ATP members, TCC staff and other professionals. In 2012 a new training module was added on GIS and GPS which was supported by the Institute of Ecology and Biology Resources (IEBR) of Hanoi.

The course is increasingly popular with 82 applicants from over 28 universities and colleges applying in 2011.
Students have continued to go on and participate in conservation and research related to the taxa. They have also effectively contributed to conservation by reporting cases of illegal trade in turtles and transferring animals from the trade to the TCC.

If you would like to participate in the next student training course, please contact the Asian Turtle Program for details and registration.

Above: TCC manager Hoang Van Thai introduces the students to the different species in Vietnam

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Above: Hoang Van Ha and other students complete the turtle identification examination as part of training course

Above: Students practising using GPS during village interviews

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Right: Cuora mouhotii project officer, Thieu Quang Quyet, provides instruction to Hoang Thanh Tra on the use of radio telemetry equipment

 

ATP student training press releases:

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January 2016 - The Asian Turtle Program's twelfth tortoise and freshwater turtle field skills development training course

The Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles...

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10th April 2015 - Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill Training Course Continues to be a hit

This year the training, which was held from the 28th of March to the 4th of April 2015, included 10 participants, 6 undergraduate students from national universities, one of them was a Laotian student, one Masters candidate, one lecturer from Bac Giang University, one ranger from a Bach Ma National park and one conservation officer from Mui Ca Mau biosphere reserve area. 

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31st March 2014 - Tenth Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill training course at Cuc Phuong National Park

From 22nd – 30th March 2014 the Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Turtle Conservation Central (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park held the 10th annual Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle (TFT) field skill training course for students, young biologists and forestry protection officers at the National Park in Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam.

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6th April 2013 - Detection dog finds wild Keeled box turtle during student training in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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15th May 2012 - Endangered Turtle Species benefit from the 2012 student training course

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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31st April 2012 - Student interview survey in Bac Giang province, northern Vietnam following the tortoise and freshwater turtle field skill training cours

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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30th March 2012 - The next generation of turtle biologists learn tools of the trade in Vietnam

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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March 2011 - Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill Training Course held in Vietnam

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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20th March 2010 - Training course provides practical field skills for young turtle conservationists in Vietnam

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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14th April 2009 - 5th annual training course dedicated to developing Vietnam's next generation of turtle conservationists held

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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28th March 2008 - Training Course Aims to Encourage Interest in Turtles

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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April 2007 - Field skill training course builds capacity amongst students

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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22nd November 2006 - Tortoise and freshwater turtle field skills training course: Building the capacity of students in Cambodia

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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March 2006 - Tortoise and fresh water field skill training course to build capacity amongst students in Vietnam

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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16th January 2005 - Training Course Focuses on Developing a New Generation of Turtle Experts

xxThe Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its twelfth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.

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January 2016 - The Asian Turtle Program's twelfth tortoise and freshwater turtle field skills development training course student training 2016
10th April 2015 - Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill Training Course Continues to be a hit day 4 student training course
31st March 2014 - Tenth Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill training course at Cuc Phuong National Park

6th April 2013 - Detection dog finds wild Keeled box turtle during student training in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam

15th May 2012 - Endangered Turtle Species benefit from the 2012 student training course

31st April 2012 - Student interview survey in Bac Giang province, northern Vietnam following the tortoise and freshwater turtle field skill training course

30th March 2012 - The next generation of turtle biologists learn tools of the trade in Vietnam

March 2011 - Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skill Training Course held in Vietnam

20th March 2010 - Training course provides practical field skills for young turtle conservationists in Vietnam

14th April 2009 - 5th annual training course dedicated to developing Vietnam's next generation of turtle conservationists held

28th March 2008 - Training Course Aims to Encourage Interest in Turtles

April 2007 - Field skill training course builds capacity amongst students

22nd November 2006 - Tortoise and freshwater turtle field skills training course: Building the capacity of students in Cambodia

March 2006 - Tortoise and fresh water field skill training course to build capacity amongst students in Vietnam

16th January 2005 - Training Course Focuses on Developing a New Generation of Turtle Experts

 

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