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Southeast Asia and in particular the Indo-Burma hotspot region is characterised by high species diversity and endemism in its flora and fauna. In the research proposed here we follow American convention and refer to tortoises and terrapins freshwater turtles as turtles. The current status and distribution of many Southeast Asian turtle species are poorly known.
Chelonian Research Institute - Dedicated to the study and conservation of turtles and tortoises of the world. The Institute features a research facility, library, offices, museum, residence for visiting scientists and a sanctuary. Every living genus of chelonians is represented here.
With the aim of establishing a safe and sustainable future for Asian turtles, and ensuring that no further turtle species become extinct in the region, we implement strategic interventions that directly contribute to the conservation of Asian turtles, helping to ensure efficient use of limited resources, as well as developing capacity, strengthening leadership, and ultimately effecting positive attitudinal and behavioural change within society. Various prominent events and activities have taken place in Vietnam including enforcement training for forest rangers, raising public awareness about the importance of protecting Vietnam's turtles, conducting conservation-focused research, and building the next generation of young scientists and professionals with expertise in Vietnam's turtles. Lao PDR, Thailand, and Myanmar, for a conservation organization with a species focused research and community focused approach to achieve successful conservation.
The aim of ATP is to establish a safe and sustainable future for Asian turtles, and to ensure that no further turtle species become extinct in the region. We implement strategic interventions that directly contribute to the conservation of Asian turtles, helping to ensure efficient use of limited resources, as well as developing capacity, strengthening leadership, and ultimately effecting positive attitudinal and behavioural change within society. The Golden Turtle gave a claw which was used to make the trigger of a crossbow which was the Vietnamese armies secret weapon in their victory against Zhao Tuo, a Qin general.
Vietnam is exceptionally rich in biological diversity. The tropical Asian region has a greater tortoise and freshwater turtle diversity than any other biogeographic realm, with more than 90 of the worlds known turtle species found in the region. Seventy eight per cent of these species have been assessed as threatened by the IUCN, the highest number of threatened tortoise and freshwater turtle species anywhere in the world.
Tim McCormack Program Director, responsible for overseeing research and awareness activities and general program developments. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England Tim McCormack grew up more familiar with wildlife of the dales than turtles, of which there are no native species in the United Kingdom. Passionate about conservation he completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Leeds in the England before travelling out to Vietnam.
Project title: Marine turtle conservation programme: Support for community based marine turtle nesting beach conservation and bycatch reduction in Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, marine turtles are protected by both international and national legislation. Marine turtles used to nest in 13 of the 27 coastal provinces of Viet Nam.