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Source:  TCF
Date: October 1, 2010

TCF Funds five Conservation Initiatives in Asia

The following turtle conservation initiatives were funded in Asia during the latest round of TCF grants:

Li Fei, Wang Hesheng, Jay Wan, Bosco Chan, and Michael Lau.  2010.  Preliminary survey on the status of Cuora galbinifrons, Cuora trifasciata, Pelochelys cantorii and other threatened turtle species at Yinggeling Nature Reserve, Hainan Island, China; and to adopt effective protection measures and awareness raising outreach activities in surrounding communities. 

McCormack, Tim, Hoang Van Ha, and Pham Van Thong.  2010.  Mapping priority areas for Swinhoe?s turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in northern Vietnam and sonar surveys to confirm presence. 

Minh Le, and Tim McCormack.  2010.  Population survey to safeguard the Critically Endangered Cuora galbinifrons in northern and central Vietnam. 

Pelf-Nyok Chen, and Eng-Heng Chan.  2010.  Determining the performance of head-started southern river terrapins (Batagur affinis) in the Setiu River, Terengganu, Malaysia. 

Win Ko Ko, Khin Myo Myo, and Kyaw Moe (Wildlife Conservation Society Myanmar Program).  2010.  Study on the present status of Batagur trivittata and other endemic species in upper Ayeyawady River (Between the Myitkyina and Bahmaw town) in Kachin State in Myanmar.