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$11 mln project to disrupt wildlife supply chain in Greater Mekong region

The EU on Monday launched a €10 million ($11.14 million) project for strengthening government actions to combat wildlife trade in the Greater Mekong, Malaysia and China.

Three-year project hopes to bring turtles back to central Vietnam islands

Vo Nghiem, 70, of Quang Nam remembers how sea turtles used to come to the central province's Cham Islands in the 1980s to lay eggs.

Endangered turtle washes ashore dead with missing limbs

A dead green sea turtle with two missing front limbs was found on a beach in the central province of Ninh Thuan Sunday.
April 08, 2019 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s legendary giant turtle plastinated for life

The extremely rare giant turtle has been plastinated and lodged in a temple on its home, Hanoi’s Sword Lake.
March 19, 2019 | 03:22 pm GMT+7

Hanoi to conserve world’s rarest lake turtle

Comprehensive research will be done into the biological and reproduction traits of the world’s rarest turtle, found in Hanoi, for conserving it.
November 05, 2018 | 02:34 pm GMT+7

12 endangered turtles released from captivity in Phu Quoc

Authorities in Phu Quoc Island have returned back to the sea 12 olive ridley turtles they had seized from a local trader.
September 19, 2018 | 11:22 am GMT+7

Vietnam welcomes China collaboration in breeding rare Sword Lake turtles

Vietnamese officials say collaborating with China to breed the rarest turtle species in the world is a great conservation opportunity.
July 24, 2018 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

Blood brother of Hanoi's revered turtle god found on city outskirts

The discovery brings the number of known Yangtze giant softshell turtles in the world to four.
April 13, 2018 | 12:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese fisherman refuses cash offer, releases rare turtle back to sea

A dealer had offered him $446 for the green sea turtle but he turned it down.
March 29, 2018 | 02:28 pm GMT+7

Vietnam home to one of the last endangered turtles in the world: report

Three other turtle species found in Vietnam are also on death row.
March 26, 2018 | 01:42 pm GMT+7

Majestic swans take to the waters of Hanoi's legendary 'Turtle Lake'

Most locals are in favor of the feathery additions, but some older residents are not so sure. 
February 05, 2018 | 04:13 pm GMT+7

Endangered sea turtle gets a lucky break in central Vietnam

The turtle was handed in by a local man who recognized it as a rare species.
March 03, 2017 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

Giant turtle emerges from the depths in central Vietnam

It took several people to pull the 60-kilogram beast into the boat.
March 02, 2017 | 05:57 pm GMT+7

Fishermen rescue rare turtle in central Vietnam

The hawksbill sea turtle was trapped in a discarded fishing net in Quang Nam Province.
November 16, 2016 | 10:10 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seizes rare turtles from Cambodian bus

Forest rangers found elongated tortoises and yellow-headed temple turtles wrapped in packing tape.
October 23, 2016 | 04:50 pm GMT+7
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