Viet Nam News
September 14, 2005

Turtle mania

Education for Nature-Viet Nam (ENV) is an organisation working to raise awareness about the need to protect Viet Nam?s wildlife. ENV recently published a poster featuring all 23 native species of tortoises and freshwater turtles in Viet Nam. In the centre of the poster is the famous Hoan Kiem turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), perhaps the most critically endangered freshwater turtle species in the world. The poster will be distributed free to participating community-based environmental education programmes within ENV?s Environmental Education Family Network, as well as to national parks, nature reserves and provincial wildlife protection authorities.

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