January 18, 2006
TCF Awards Announcement
The Turtle Conservation Fund (TCF) has awarded grants to four projects in Asia during the last round of grant applications in 2005. These include:
1. Peter Praschag and Ali Reza for a project focused on the ?Genetic verification of the identity of the black soft-shell turtle Aspideretes nigricans (Anderson, 1875)? in Bangladesh.
2. Mowdudur Rahman/Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation for raising awareness amongst local fishermen and others in support of conservation of Batagur baska in the Sundarban Reserve Forest of India.
3. Bonggi Ibarrondo for conservation of the Rote snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi) in Indonesia. Amount awarded: $5000
Information provided by the TCF