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Critically endangered turtles rescued in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam

A rescue of 191 threatened tortoises and freshwater turtles has arrived at the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park over the weekend, arriving on the 12th May 2018. This is following an arrest of a trader by the environmental police of Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam on the 9th of May 2018.

The case was significant as most of the animals involved were the critically endangered (IUCN 2017) Bourret's Box Turtle (Cuora bourreti), with 168 individuals involved. The rescue also includes a number of other species, one endangered Four Eyed Turtle (Sacalia quadriocellata), 10 Lesser Chinese Softshell Turtle (Pelodiscus parviformis) and 12 Eastern Black Bridged Leaf Turtles (Cyclemys pulchristriata).

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