World Turtle News, 10/04/2016

Protecting sea turtles on Côn Đảo Islands

Every year, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature cooperates with Côn Đảo National Park to launch a Marine Turtle Conservation volunteer programme, aiming to promote community-based conservation of sea turtles and their habitats. 12 fortunate applicants become members for the programme and are assigned to the three big islands of Bảy Cạnh, Tre Lớn and Cau off Vietnam, all home to many turtles in Côn Đảo National Park. Read about the volunteer experience by clicking the link…

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Did You Know…

Pleurodiran (side neck) turtles have 13 scutes on the plastron of the shell, whereas cryptodiran turtles only have 12. The extra scute is called the intergular and is at the front of the plastron between the gular scutes.

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