Burmese Roofed Turtle hatchling
Image credit: Turtle Survival Alliance/Wildlife Conservation Society
Project

Restoring the Burmese Roofed Turtle to the Chindwin River in Myanmar

Initiative
Duration
2019 - 2021
Location
Myanmar
Species protected
Burmese Roofed Turtle Batagur trivittata

Project objectives

The wild population of Burmese Roofed Turtles currently consists of no more than seven adult females. The grantee will rear two cohorts of head-started offspring, each comprising 60-80 hatchlings, and release these into the wild, significantly bolstering the wild population. Second, the 100 captive-bred Burmese Roofed Turtles the grantee proposes to release will immediately augment the wild breeding population.

This project is implemented by Turtle Survival Alliance.

Threaths

Habitat loss & degradation

Poaching