On the 08th, February, 2019, the WAR’s hotline received a call from a resident of Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong Province, wishing to transfer an endangered hawksbill sea turtle to conservation station. After receiving the news, we cooperated with Binh Duong Forest Protection Department to receive and take immediately the sea turtle to Dau Tieng Wildlife Conservation Station where this species has been being saved and cared by WAR’s staff before returning to the wild.
It is reported that the female hawksbill sea turtle was saved from illegal trade in Binh Duong Province with around 2 kilograms in weight. It has been in poor health, moreover, because of improper care for a long time.
This is an endangered species, prioritized for protection in Decree 06/2019/ND-CP dated 22/01/2019 of the Government.
WAR does welcome the spirit of voluntariness for transferring endangered wildlife from resident and thank efficient cooperation of Binh Duong Forest Protection Department.
Photos: WAR/Nguyen Thi Tam Anh