There are five marine turtle species in Vietnam: green sea turtle, hawksbill, olive ridley, loggerhead and leatherback. These species have been put in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, and the Vietnam Red Data Book.


At the event, Vietnam recommended Con Dao National Park as a member of the IOSEA Marine Turtle Site Network. This is a vivid illustration for the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to preserving the rare animal, and preventing poaching towards sustainable and responsible seafood exploitation.

At the five-day meeting held in Da Nang city, experts from 33 member states of the IOSEA Marine Turtle MoU, and representatives from 50 domestic and foreign non-governmental organizations are discussing challenges and future trends in sea turtle preservation work, guiding signatories and competent parties to carry out management and preservation plan during 2020-2024, and focusing on plastic waste, climate change and sea turtle varieties.

Source: VNA