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Critically Endangered Asian Turtles- Arakan Forest Turtle

With the approval given by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation has recently transferred 3 Arakan Forest Turtles abandoned by the public to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden for conservation projects. This means these turtles may have a chance to join foreign conversation organizations or zoos for

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Turtles Rescued in Food Market

Red-eared Sliders & Chinese Softshell Turtles are the most common edible turtles seen in Hong Kong Markets.  We don’t want to discuss whether we should be eating turtles.  Being a society about reptiles, we often take care of them, and when you see them sick, loaded with parasites, the dirty water they’re in and their smell, you

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Rescued Smuggled Animals

The number of reptiles found in caught illegal smuggling is increasing significantly as the demand for such pets rises in the trading market.  The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology(HKHerp) has received close to 100 turtles from The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) recently, which included tortoises of endangered species.  While there is a wide

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Captive Breeding of Sacalia bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle ) for Assurance Colonies – ex-situ conservation

Captive Breeding of Sacalia bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle ) for Assurance Colonies – ex-situ conservation The scheme of Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation (HKHerp) for the next 10 years – The conservation of Beal’s-eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei) Due to the possibilities of human activities such as turtle hunting, habitat destruction, alteration, fragmentation, contamination and

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Recommendation Letter about Green Sea Turtle in Hong Kong

Recommendation Letter about Green Sea Turtle in Hong Kong   Date: 27 Oct 2012   Dear Director of AFCD, Mr. WONG Chi-Kong, Alan, Deputy Director of AFCD, Dr. LEUNG Siu-Fai, Assistant Director (Conservation), Mr. CHAN Yiu-Keung, Assistant Director (Country & Marine Parks), Mr. SHAM Chun-Hung, Joseph, We are the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation,

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