The World’s Rarest Turtle Has a Shot at Escaping Extinction

Conservationists confirmed that a Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle found in Vietnam is female, reigniting hope for saving the species.

From the New York Times - By Rachel Nuwer, Jan. 25, 2021

Gerald Kuchling, a project leader for the Turtle Survival Alliance who helped with efforts to breed the species in China, said, “Even if a male becomes available in Vietnam, involving the Chinese male through an artificial approach will still be significant to broaden the gene pool for the long term genetic health and survival of the species. If no other male can be found, however, this approach will be the last chance, and imperative.”.... Read the full story from the New York Times HERE.