Rafetus swinhoei
Swinhoe’s Giant Softshell Turtle

    • Habitat:
      Large turbid lakes and rivers
    • Threats:
      - Collection of adults and eggs for consumption
      - Incidental capture in fishing gear
    • Conservation Efforts:
      - Exploratory visual, drone, and camera trap surveys and eDNA analysis
      - Capture and release for DNA confirmation
      - Population monitoring
      - Community outreach and engagement
      - Protected in China and Vietnam
      - CITES Appendix II
    • Wild Population:
      - Declining
      - Functionally extinct in the wild
      - Population decline greater than 99%
      - No confirmed individuals in the wild
      - Strong evidence to suggest multiple individuals in Vietnam
    • Endangered Status:
      Critically Endangered