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Keeping the Legend Alive: Research and Conservation of Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle in Vietnam
Grantee Name: 
Cleveland Zoological Society (CZS)
HOTSPOT
Indo-Burma
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$9,217
DATES
Sep 2013
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Oct 2013
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Indo-Burma
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$9,217
DATES
Sep 2013
-
Oct 2013

Secure the only know habitat of Swinhoe's soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at Dong Mo Lake by installing two additional large nets before the dam to prevent the species from escaping; gaining support from national authorities for construction of a permanent fence/net; using environmental DNA (eDNA) and potential trapping; and bringing remaining animals together to a semi-wild area for conservation breeding and awareness activities.

Strategic Direction: 1 Safeguard priority globally threatened species in Indochina by mitigating major threats