By Duc Hung  March 29, 2018 | 02:28 pm GMT+7 The rare, amber sea turtle caught by Truong. Photo by VnExpress. A dealer had offered him $446 for the green sea turtle but he turned it down. A Vietnamese fisherman released a rare turtle back into the ocean on Wednesday after snaring it off the central coast of Ha Tinh Province despite being offered a large sum of money for the creature. The incident was reported on Thursday by the management committee of Ha Tinh’s fishing ports. Nguyen Van Truong said a dealer had offered him VND10 million ($446) for the green sea turtle (chelonia mydas), but he had refused. Vietnamese' average annual income is $2,385. “Turtles are endangered animals so I wanted to release it back into the sea and play a part in the conservation of the species,” he said. Truong received help from local authorities to free the marine creature back into its natural habitat. This isn’t the first time a rare sea animal … [Read more...] about Vietnamese fisherman refuses cash offer, releases rare turtle back to sea
VN tourism: ad campaigns aim wrong targets, money spent unwisely Reader Friendly ([email protected]) wrote: “We have so many things need to improve but I think if I were foreign travelers, I would have chosen Vietnam because of stability and security”. Rare turtle hunted to brink of extinction A reader at [email protected] wrote: “Save the Annam pond turtle, and more other turtles... more animals and eco-systems also ensures human survival!” Many people see two Hoan Kiem turtles Reader Nam Nguyen ([email protected]) wrote: “I think it is easy to check how many turtles in Hoan Kiem Lake. Now we are keeping one in "small pond". Scientists and people need to pay attention everyday whether another turtles (if any) float or not. If have, they must float to breathe”. Building a ‘brand' for beaches Kurtis … [Read more...] about About rare turtle hunted to brink of extinction, building a ‘brand’ for VN’s beaches, Vietnamese mothers prefer bringing up children with western style….
The hawksbill sea turtle was trapped in a discarded fishing net in Quang Nam Province. A rare turtle of an endangered species stuck in a net in the central province of Quang Nam was rescued and sent back to the sea on Wednesday. Two fishermen in the province spotted the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) around five nauticals miles from the shore on Tuesday. It was trapped in a discarded fishing net that someone had dumped into the sea. The turtle weighing 5.5 kilograms was then brought to local authorities. It was released the next morning. Human fishing has reduced the population of the species and driven it to the brink of extinction. The World Conservation Union classifies the hawksbill as critically endangered while the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species outlaws the capture and trade of hawksbill sea turtles and products derived from them. It’s estimated that only one in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings will survive to adulthood. Quang … [Read more...] about Fishermen rescue rare turtle in central Vietnam
Rare turtles rescued from Hong Kong market (17-05-2006) Soup mix: These lucky turtles were transported to the Turtle Conservation Centre in Cuc Phuong National Park. — Photo courtesy of Asian Turtle Programme Thirty-four rare pond turtles were returned to Viet Nam last week, marking the first time that smuggled wildlife was repatriated to the country. The turtles, critically endangered Vietnamese pond turtles, Mauremys annamensis, were transferred on Cathay Pacific’s regular flight from Hong Kong to Noi Bai International Airport. The turtles, which included two adults rescued from Hong Kong markets and 32 offspring born in captivity, were returned by the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, a private Hong Kong-based foundation that cares for rescued wildlife and works in close co-operation with the Hong Kong Agriculture Fisheries Conservation Department. Viet Nam is home to 25 native species of tortoises and freshwater turtles, earning the country recognition as one … [Read more...] about Rare turtles rescued from Hong Kong market
VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of people recently began hunting rare turtles in the forests and streams in the hills of Hoa Vang District of central city of Da Nang. The search started after a rumour was spread that the turtles could be sold at sky-high prices. On January 22, 2015, when locals returned from the forest, they discovered a large turtle crawling on the ground in the Ho Cau area. They then caught more turtles to slaughter them for meat. A man showed up and asked to buy the turtles at a very high price. Only one day later, hundreds of people began to hunt for turtles and since then prices have been rising, from VND3 million per kilo to VND30 million. A local man said a large amount of turtles have been caught in recent days, about 50 kilos, with a total value of VND200 million. Nguyen Thi Loi caught a turtle weighing 2.7 kilos, while Le Tan Hoach earned VND40 million from the sale of small turtles. The turtles have been found mostly in areas surrounded by … [Read more...] about Da Nang residents catch rare turtles to sell at high prices