ATCN News

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.
Amount awarded:  $4900

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.
Amount awarded:  $5000

3.  Bonggi Ibarrondo for conservation of the Rote snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi) in Indonesia.  Amount awarded:  $5000

4.  Pierre Fidenci to carry out a study on the distribution, status, and conservation action of the Critically Endangered Philippine forest turtle, Heosemys leytensis, on Palawan in the Philippines.  Amount awarded:  $5000.

Information provided by the TCF