The Asian Turtle Program's Ninth Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Field Skills Development Training Course

The Asian Turtle Conservation Program (ATP) of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park’s Turtle Conservation Center (TCC) will be hosting its ninth annual field skills training course focused on research and conservation of tortoises and freshwater turtles. The course is aimed to provide students with basic knowledge about turtle ecology, field skills and survey techniques, field identification, field records, and other practical research methods. Through participation in the course, students will also become aware of the major threats to Vietnam’s tortoise and freshwater turtles, and the role Vietnam plays in the larger regional crisis facing Asian turtles.


Course date: 16th – 23rd
March 2013
Course duration: 8 days
Location: Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province
Number of participants: 10


Strongly encourage Laos’s students from Viet Nam Universities, Vietnamese students, young national biologists, rangers and conservationists.


See detail on the Asian Turtle Program website:; or  and send your application form to email: [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 25th February 2013
Successful applicants will be notified by the beginning of March


The Asian Turtle Conservation Program will cover food, accommodation, and reasonable transport costs for course participants

Applications should be sent to:  

Ms. Bui Thi An
Office Manager
Address: Office # 1302, Thanh Cong Tower
57 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: +84 (0) 3514 9750 ext. 11
Fax: +84 (0) 3519 0383
Email: [email protected]

Please see the attachment for more details.