Down to Earth

New discovery gives world’s most endangered turtle a fighting chance

Like many turtle species, Swinhoe’s softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has for centuries held special cultural significance in Vietnam. For the people of the country, the Hoan Kiem turtle, as it is known locally, is a symbol of Vietnam’s independence and prosperity. According to the legend passed ...

Hoang Bich Thuy, Nguyen Dinh Thang

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