Endangered hatchlings freed on World Turtle Day


Myrtle and friends: The turtles that were relased into the Mekong River in Kratie province. — The Phnom Penh Post/ANN

TO mark World Turtle Day, Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) – in collaboration with the Fisheries Administration (FiA) – celebrated the conservation of the critically endangered Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtles (Pelochelys cantorii) by releasing 580 hatchlings into the wild along the Mekong River in Kratie province’s Sambour district.

WCS country director Ken Serey Rotha told The Post on May 23 that this was not the first time the WCS and the FiA had co-organised a programme to release the hatchlings.

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