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TCF Spring 2008 Grants Recipients Announced

 

Good news for turtle conservation in the Asia region!  Out of 26 proposals, nine were funded, and four of these involved priority Asian turtle species.  Congratulations to the all of the recipients and good luck with your projects!

TCF ? 0147       Gong Shiping, Shi Haitao, and Jiang Aiwu.  2008.  A survey on the status of red-necked pond turtle (Chinemys nigricans), a neglected endangered species in Guangdong and Guangxi, South China.  Total project budget $6000.  Amount requested from TCF $5000.  Funded $5000 via Shellshock Campaign.

TCF ? 0150       Alacs, Erika; Georges, Arthur; Kuchling, Gerald and Rhodin, Anders, GJ.  2008.  Phylogenetics and genetic guidelines for the captive breeding of the critically endangered snake-necked turtle Chelodina mccordi.  Total project budget $8225.  Amount requested from TCF $5000.  Funded $5000 via Shellshock Campaign.

TCF ? 0156       Khin Myo Myo, Win Ko Ko and Kyaw Moe.  2008.  Preliminary survey on the status of Kachuga trivittata and other endemic species occurring between the Nampoke Hka stream and upper Chindwin River.  Awareness raising school programs at the upper Chindwin River between Htamanthi Village and Khamti Town.  Total project budget $5000.  Amount requested from TCF $5000.  Funded $5000 via Shellshock Campaign.

TCF ? 0157       McCormack, Tim; Hendrie, Douglas; and Nguyen Xan Thuan.  2008.  Ensuring a future for the Vietnamese pond turtle: establishing the Mauremys annamensis conservation project (MAP), in central Vietnam.  Total project budget $30,000.  Amount requested from TCF $5000.  Funded $5000 via Shellshock Campaign.