New cool T-shirt to support the conservation of the endangered Big-headed turtle in Vietnam

Big-headed Turtles are one of the world’s most threatened turtle species, due largely to increasing illegal hunting and trade. As a result, the species has been designated as an Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species, as part of the Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence initiative.

As part of a Big-headed Turtle EDGE project, the Asian Turtle Program of Indo Myanmar Conservation has been working with numerous international and local partners to assess the release strategy for confiscated Big-headed Turtles in Vietnam during the last three years. The ambition is to develop a pre-release and post-release procedure for not only Big-headed Turtles but also other confiscated tortoise and freshwater turtle species in Vietnam.

You can help generate awareness of the species’ plight and advance Big-headed Turtle conservation with the purchase of a t-shirt and/or a donation today. Your generosity supports efforts to help Big-headed turtle rehabilitation and care and to release them back into the wild.

Coloured design of the new Big-headed Turtle T-shirt with “Big-headed turtles want to be free” slogan in Vietnamese. Photo by ATP/IMC.

We have two designs, the coloured design in Vietnamese is available to customers in Vietnam via our website shop at https://asianturtleprogram.org/sourvernir/, while the black and white version is available in English and Vietnamese  for international customers at our online Bonfire store at https://bonfire.com/atp-big-headed-turtle-t-shirt-english and https://bonfire.com/atp-big-headed-turtle-t-shirt-vietnamese

26th November 2020
Press release by: Ha Hoang – ATP/IMC

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