Saving the Swinhoe’s Giant Softshell Turtle

Turtle Survival Alliance works with primary partners Asian Turtle Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Government of Vietnam to discover and confirm individuals of Swinhoe’s Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in Dong Mo and Xuan Khanh lakes in northern Vietnam.

This is achieved through visual surveys, eDNA technology, and capture-and-release.

Turtle Survival Alliance also works with Asian Turtle Program, The Gregory Family Foundation, and the Government of Vietnam to build and maintain an assurance colony of Southern Vietnam Box Turtles (Cuora picturata) in Cúc Phương National Park.

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Lead Partners and Supporters

Additional Support is Provided By:

Project Team

Long Nguyen

Tim McCormack

Andrew Walde

Lonnie McCaskill