Palawan Forest Turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) hatchery 

Rapid Action Fund

  The challenge The Palawan Forest Turtle is endemic to the Palawan island-group in the Philippines and can be found in streams in undisturbed forest. Surveys indicated an alarming 70% decline in the adult population over the past decade. Primarily threatened by collection for international trade, habitat loss and degradation are also contributing threats. The turtle is also consumed locally and utilised in traditional medicines.   Katala Foundation established a conservation breeding and reintroduction programme for the Palawan Forest Turtle in…