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No. 259, 4th November 2016

1. Vietnam, Indonesia join hands for wildlife protection
SOURCE: – DATE: 26th October 2016

Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Indonesia’s General Department of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation last week signed an MOU on wildlife protection in Ho Chi Minh city.

“The two countries will join hands to detect trafficking and transportation of pangolins and turtles as Vietnam and Indonesia have been the two main ports where these animals have been distributed to from other ASEAN countries,” said Mr Darosi, general director of Indonesia’s General Department of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, at the event.

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join hand to protect sea turtle


green sea turtle


2. Vietnam: Villagers take care of turtles laying eggs
SOURCE: 28th October - DATE:

For a long time, people in the fishing village of Nhon Hai (Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province) have together protect the beach in order to provide a safe place for rare sea turtles to nest successfully.

Recently, at the midnight of the 25th of October 2016, a Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) 80kg in weight and 1m in length crawled to the beach of Nhon Hai commune to lay eggs there.

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3. Vietnam: Release of sea turtles back to the sea in Thua Thien Hue province
SOURCE: – DATE: 28th October 2016

On the 26th of October 2016, a man named Nguyen Quyet (resident in Lang Co town, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province) found a sea turtle in Lap An lagoon. The turtle was identified as an Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), 50 cm in length and 6 kg in weight. The turtle was handed over to Thua Thien Hue province’s Department of Fisheries and released back to the sea with the witness of local residents at 17:00 on the 27th of October 2016.

Earlier, at 13:00 on the 23rd of October 2016, a man named Tran Ngoc (resident in Phu Loc district) detected a Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas). On the 24th of October 2016, Thua Thien Hue Department of Fisheries advocated Mr. Tran Ngoc to release the turtle back to the sea with the witness of the public.

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green sea turtle


olive ridley carcass


4. Vietnam: 100-kilogram-rare turtle found washed ashore in Ninh Thuan province
SOURCE: - DATE: 31st October 2016

On the 31st of October 2016, people swimming from the beach of Ninh Binh Son Chu (Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam) found a turtle carcass which weighs around 100kg. This was of a Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea). The Ninh Chu Sanitation group buried its body. 

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5. Vietnam: sea turtle rescued with the support from primary teacher
SOURCE: – DATE: 1st November 2016

On the 31st October 2016, a primary teacher, Tran Hung Vuong, his students and local residents released a sea turtle back to the sea in Bai Vong seaport (Ham Ninh commune, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province). This was a 12kg Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). Earlier, Vuong observed this creature caught by a local fisherman. Vuong successfully encouraged the fisherman to release the turtle to the wild. Vuong has introduced this turtle to his students to impart knowledge on wildlife protection, especially sea turtle species.

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6. Peru releases 500,000 at-risk baby turtles into the wild
SOURCE: - DATE: 2nd November 2016

Peruvian environmental authorities make a big statement with tiny turtles.

The National Service of Protected Natural Areas by the State (SERNANP), a Peruvian government conservation group, is releasing half a million baby Yellow-spotted Amazon River Turtles (Podocnemis unifilis) in a series of three releases in a protected areas of northeastern Peru's Amazon River Basin. The first turtle free-for-all took place in October and the last will be mid-November.

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Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle



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