Since the end of October 2015 it has been a busy time for the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park. In additional to the hectic schedule dealing with care of over 700 threatened tortoise and freshwater turtles of over 22 species and maintaining a quarantine population of almost 150 animals from recent confiscations, the centre has also had 3 film crews visiting this month.
From the 24th to 29th of October the Polish film team for Banzai TV filmed at the centre, on the 4th of November the local Ninh Binh TV visited and on the 5th of November the national Vietnamese TV 4 (VTV4) worked with Hao Do Thanh the TCC manager for a special piece on management of the centre which will be aired on the 23rd of November at 21:30hrs. On the 18th of November the Vietnam News Agency (TTXV) also filmed and reported on the TCC.
Hao Do Thanh of the TCC said, ‘Its great to have so much filming going on in the last few weeks. It all good for raising awareness about turtle conservation and about what the TCC is doing as many people are still unaware of the threats to turtles or what we are doing here in Cuc Phuong National Park’.
Through the on-going awareness by the TCC the centre will continue to contribute to broader conservation of turtles in Vietnam as well as providing an important role in the rescue, breeding and release of animals confiscation from the trade.
Press release by: Timothy McCormack
Date: 23rd November 2015
We would like to thank all the supporter of the TCC: Bristol Zoo, the Zoological Society of London, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and the World Land Trust